Natalie Merchant recently gave an intimate performance at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in NYC for WFUV’s FUV Live. She spoke with host Alisa Ali and was joined by her longtime guitarist Erik Della Penna to perform several songs from throughout her career. You can now watch her perform "Sister Tilly," from her new album, Keep Your Courage, as well as “Carnival” and “Break Your Heart” from the set here and listen to the complete session at wfuv.org. Merchant resumes her Keep Your Courage tour on the US West Coast, Europe, and the UK in the autumn.
Natalie Merchant recently gave an intimate performance at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan for WFUV’s FUV Live. She spoke with host Alisa Ali about her new album, Keep Your Courage, and more, and was joined by her longtime guitarist Erik Della Penna to perform several songs from throughout her career, including “Sister Tilly” from the new album. You can now watch the performance of that song as well as “Carnival” and “Break Your Heart” below and listen to the complete session at wfuv.org.
Keep Your Courage is Natalie Merchant’s tenth solo studio album and the first of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can pick up a copy and hear it here.
Merchant resumes her Keep Your Courage tour on the West Coast in the autumn before heading to Europe and the UK. See below for details and tickets; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
|Sep 20||Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox||Spokane, WA|
|Sep 22||Chateau Ste Michelle Amphitheatre||Woodinvale, WA|
|Sep 23||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall||Portland, OR|
|Sep 26||The Masonic||San Francisco, CA|
|Sep 27||Mountain Winery Amphitheater||Saratoga, CA|
|Sep 29||Humphrey's (Sold Out)||San Diego, CA|
|Sep 30||Walt Disney Concert Hall||Los Angeles, CA|
|Oct 31||Theater des Westens||Berlin, GERMANY|
|Nov 2||London Palladium||London, UK|
|Nov 3||London Palladium||London, UK|
|Nov 5||Glasgow Royal Concert Hall||Glasgow, UK|
|Nov 6||O2 Apollo Manchester||Manchester, UK|
|Nov 8||Olympia (Sold Out)||Dublin, IRELAND|
|Nov 9||Olympia||Dublin, IRELAND|
|Nov 11||The Forum||Bath, UK|
|Nov 13||Carré Theatre (Sold Out)||Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS|
|Nov 14||Cirque Royal||Brussels, BELGIUM|