Natalie Merchant

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The feel-good prog rock of By Blood Alone

If there's one thing for certain, it's that no one will feel cheated by By Blood Alone.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 22, 2011

Marie Moreshead + Ellen Tipper at Blue, January 28

The dual CD-release party for Ellen Tipper's The Juggler and Marie Moreshead's self-titled full-length album was a stripped-down affair, which was a relief because Blue was packed to the gills.
Music seen
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 04, 2011

Wrote a song for everyone

Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010

O, Canada!

You’d be forgiven for assuming that nothing’s been going on in Canada for the last few years beyond the interconnected shenanigans of that country’s indie-rock elite.
Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, and Kathleen Edwards are not hockey pucks
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2008

Never poor in spirit

The prospect of New England gospel-soul singer Mighty Sam McClain recording a duet with Jon Bon Jovi or performing onstage with Natalie Merchant seems improbable.
Homeless, not rootless
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 14, 2007

Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007