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May 23, 2014 The singer-songwriter performs a selection of songs from her first solo album in 13 years.
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Scene from the Natalie Merchant video "Giving Up Everything."
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April 9, 2014 Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, "Giving Up Everything."
Pete Seeger in New York City. 2009.
February 1, 2014 Scott Simon hosts a special concert, recorded in 2005, with interviews and performances by Seeger and a cast of gifted artists. Participants include Judy Collins, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Natalie Merchant, Janis Ian, Holly Near and more.
Boston bluegrass band Crooked Still released one of the best albums of the year.
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December 23, 2010 There isn't a more knowledgeable source for contemporary folk music on the web than Folk Alley. Host Elena See clues us in to the best music she heard all year.
May 21, 2010 After a seven-year hiatus, singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant returns with Leave Your Sleep, an album of global-spanning poetry set to song. At WXPN, she interprets the words of E.E. Cummings and others.
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Natalie Merchant's new album, Leave Your Sleep, sets poems to music from around the world.
April 13, 2010 On Leave Your Sleep, Merchant has set to music the poems of writers representing different nationalities and time periods. In keeping with this diverse array of lyrical source material, the music on Leave Your Sleep spans genres from around the globe, including jazz, bluegrass, reggae, chamber music and Balkan, Chinese and Celtic folk.
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November 17, 2001 Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant has a new CD out called Motherland. She and her band stop to chat with Scott Simon, and to play some music.
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