Natalie Anne Merchant is an American singer, songwriter, author, composer, pianist and keyboardist.
American singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant was born on October 26, 1963 in Jamestown (New York, USA).
She is familiar with music since childhood - her grandfather played the accordion, mandolin and guitar, and the mother of the future singer was very fond of the work of The Beatles, Al Green and other performers.
It was she who greatly influenced Natalie's desire to make music. For a long time, Merchant listened to classical music and jazz, which undoubtedly influenced her work.
Natalie's professional musical career began in 1981, when she became a vocalist in the alternative rock group Ten Thousand Maniacs. After twelve years of joint creative activity, Merchant decided to leave the team and start a solo career, especially since the experience and the number of new ideas allowed her to do this completely without any obstacles.