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Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

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Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

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Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

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Natalie Merchant became the creative center of the band 10,000 Maniacs when she was only 17, then made seven albums with the group before leaving to pursue a solo career in 1993. After taking a hiatus to raise her daughter, Merchant is back with a new self-titled album — her first solo material in 13 years. On this session of World Cafe, Merchant plays a set of new songs.

Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

  • 'Lulu'

    'Lulu'

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  • 'Texas'

    'Texas'

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  • 'Giving Up Everything'

    'Giving Up Everything'

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  • 'Lady Bird'

    'Lady Bird'

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