Natalie Merchant

Singing old poems to life

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Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, "Leave Your Sleep." Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet.

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Natalie Merchant · Singer/songwriter

Natalie Merchant's career spans three decades — as the leader of 10,000 Maniacs and in her own solo work — of making warmly personal music.

Natalie Merchant's career spans three decades — as the leader of 10,000 Maniacs and in her own solo work — of making warmly personal music.