Popular or famous Natalie Merchant music songs: Carnival, Wonder, San Andreas Fault, Jealousy, Not in This Life, Break Your Heart, Life Is Sweet, Motherland. More music songs Kind & Generous, Build a Levee, Living, Tell Yourself, Sally Ann, Beloved Wife, ophelia, Seven Years, Thick As Thieves, Owensboro. More music songs Cowboy Romance, Adventures of Isabel.
Artist joined the highly regarded 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 while studying at New York's Jamestown Community College. She eventually left that successful band over a decade later to release her self-produced solo debut, TIGERLILLY, in 1995. The album broke the U.S. Top 20 and established Merchant as one of the leading female pop artists of the '90s. Merchant's ambitious follow-up, OPHELIA (1998), continued her commercial success. She subsequently teamed up with producer T-Bone Burnett, mining grittier folk rock territory for the album, MOTHERLAND (2001). She returned in 2003 with a fine collection of traditional and contemporary folk songs, THE HOUSE CARPENTER'S DAUGHTER, for her Myth America label.