Natalie Merchant Information
Natalie Merchant, former singer from 10,000 Maniacs and solo singer-songwriter, put out her latest album, Leave Your Sleep (ironically named), in April after having gone on a seven year hiatus from her career. Leave Your Sleep is a double album that seems to transcend her career, complete with literary overtones. Merchant referred to the piece as 'the most elaborate project I have ever completed or even imagined.' The 26 songs are inspired by poems selected from her favorite writers from the Victorian era to the present day while focusing on infancy, after the birth of her daughter.
Natalie Merchant began her tour in Paris, spending the rest of the month of May abroad and beginning the US leg of her tour in Montclair, New Jersey July 12th. She will be at the Wang Theater in Boston on July 19th and will wrap up the tour in South Carolina September 1st. Considering her present track record, this could be the last work we get from Natalie Merchant for quite some time.