Bering Strait consisted of a group of classically trained child prodigy musicians, all born in Obninsk, Russia, and the children of scientists who came to the United States to pursue their musical dreams. The band was put together by their music teacher who had a love for bluegrass music and introduced them to the genre. As time passed, the band evolved into a country band with bluegrass roots. Natasha was the lead singer and acoustic guitarist.
The band members moved to Nashville after having interest from several major record labels. After being on several labels, they settled down with Universal South Records long enough to release two albums and a few videos. They were nominated for a Grammy in the Country Instrumental category in 2003 and were also on 60 Minutes in a featured piece which aired just before the Grammy Awards and another two times later that same year.
They were also introduced to new fans all over the world with the release of a documentary by Emmy award winning director Nina Seavey chronicling their journey from Russia to Nashville and the challenges along the way. The documentary has been shown on CMT as well as Japanese Public Television and in many other countries.
In May of 2006, after playing music together for eighteen years, the band members decided to go their separate ways as they had all grown up and developed their own individual musical directions they each wanted to pursue as solo artists and/or producers and sidemen.
“The Ballad of Bering Strait” can be seen on Netflix, or purchased through Amazon.com Read more about the film on IMDb.com. The movie was shown on the east and west coast with a series of premieres followed by concerts by the band for the press in each city as well as the film audience. People continue to discover Natasha and her music as a solo artist by coming across this documentary and becoming interested in Bering Strait.
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