March 23, 2015
Natasha has been eager to take her music back out on the road with the completion of the new album Wilder Days. She started out spring of 2015 with a five day run starting at the world famous WDVX Blue Plate Special radio broadcast from downtown Knoxville, TN and then on to two shows in North Carolina and two in Virginia. All of the shows were house concerts which she is especially fond of because as she puts it, “the audience really comes to listen”.
March 15, 2015
Natasha’s fourth solo album is being pressed with an official release date set for April 21, 2015. On this album she borrowed instruments from friends, learned to play them for the songs on the album. Instruments she played included mandolin, dulcitar , keyboard, and banjo as well as acoustic and electric guitars. She wrote all of the songs on this CD with the exception of her first cover tune, “Oysters”, a song by Tori Amos who has been a favorite of hers for a long time.
Nov. 1, 2014
In October of 2014, Natasha returned to the northeast to do a show for her favorite charity, Socks for Siberia. The organization helps several orphanages inSiberia providing many items the orphans need. The show was at The Cultural Center at Eagle Hill in Hardwick, MA which is a state of the art performing arts center. Natasha’s good friend, singer-songwriter Nancy Beaudette, opened the show, Natasha closed and then Nancy joined Natasha onstage for a few tunes together. While in the area, Natasha also did two house concerts with Nancy. This was Natasha’s second trip as a solo artist into the northeast.
Below are some photographs from the weekend and a video clip of them performing a song they wrote together titled “Dust”.
June 17, 2014
Natasha is blogging! Her new blog is called Making Music and will chronicle the process of making her new CD that she is working on. Oh, had we not mentioned there is a new CD in the works? This time she is playing nearly all of the instruments, borrowing many of them from friends and learning how to play them as she records! No release date is set at this time but things are moving along quickly.
Click here to read her blog!
May 22, 2014
May 15-18 was a weekend filled with music; performing and listening to the music of countless other artists as well as meeting people within the folk music world who book artists at their house concerts, coffeehouses and concert series.
The conference was held in the mountains near Asheville, NC in a little town called Montreat, NC at the Presbyterian retreat of the same name. There were nightly official showcases on a main stage (Natasha did one of these) and then from 10:40 p.m. until 2:00 were the guerrilla showcases where artists move from room to room of about 8 showcase rooms and perform 20 minute acoustic sets to the people in that room. People move around from room to room according to a printed schedule listening to the artists they are interested in. It is an incredible way to hear and experience music. Artists came from as far as Maine,Oregon and parts of Canada.
Below is the video clip of Natasha performing her song “Cynics Hate Hollywood” at her Stageit show. The show was streamed live from the CMT studios in Nashville.
April 15, 2014
What is SERFA you ask? It is the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance and they have an annual conference in beautiful Montreat, North Carolina. The conference give folk artists in attendance the opportunity to perform for venue owners and house concert hosts from all over the southeast in late night showcases. There are also a limited amount of “official” showcases on a main stage. The official showcase artists are chosen by a committee after submitting their music, video clips and bio. Congratulations to Natasha for being chosen. The conference is May 15-18, 2014.