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Natalie Merchant

Musician
Female
Born Oct 26, 1963
Age 52

Natalie Anne Merchant is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993.

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CHILDHOOD

1963 Birth Natalie Merchant was born October 26, 1963, in Jamestown, New York, the third of four children of Anthony and Ann Merchant. … Read More

TEENAGE

1981 17 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She considered a career in special education after taking part in a summer program for disabled children, but in 1981 started singing for a band, Still Life, that became 10,000 Maniacs.

TWENTIES

1993 29 Years Old In 1993 she announced that she was leaving the group. … Read More

THIRTIES

1995 31 Years Old The song was eventually cut from the soundtrack, but it would go on to appear on Merchant's debut solo album, Tigerlily, which was released on the Elektra label in 1995. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old …  In 1998, Merchant also recorded George Gershwin's "But Not for Me" for the Red Hot Organization's compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody, a tribute to George Gershwin, which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. … Read More
2000 36 Years Old In 2000, Merchant embarked on a folk tour in the United States with many shows being supported by alt-country band Wilco.
2001 37 Years Old Merchant's next studio album on the Elektra label was Motherland, released in 2001. Motherland saw Merchant at her most experimental musically. Motherland achieved Gold on the Billboard charts after debuting at No. 30 on the Billboard 200 and No. 13 on the Top Internet Albums of 2001, respectively. … Read More
Merchant also participated in the Rock am Ring Festival and Rock im Park in 2002.
2003 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Her next studio album, The House Carpenter's Daughter, was released in September 2003 on her own label, Myth America Records. … Read More

FORTIES

2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 47 Years Old Merchant contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "Learning the Game" to the tribute album Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, released September 6, 2011.
2012 48 Years Old 1 More Event
However, in an interview in 2012, she indicated that she is now divorced. … Read More
2013 49 Years Old She directed a short 2013 documentary titled SHELTER: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence, that shone light on a group of women living in the Mid-Hudson region of New York State responding to the crisis of domestic violence in their community with compassion and creativity. … Read More

FIFTIES

In February 2014, Natalie Merchant announced her eponymous album. … Read More
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