Live Review: Natalie Merchant @ Milton Court Hall

“Are you making a movie or taking a photo?” Natalie Merchant asks a member of the seated audience. “I hope it’s pretty,” she laughs in response to their answer. “I’ve never seen a photo taken of someone from five feet below them that wasn’t worth deleting!” This light banter is indicative of the evening and it’s the most relaxed and engaged I’ve ever seen Natalie be in a live show. I first saw her perform as part of 10,000 Maniacs back in the late 1980s and have found her shows to be consistently intriguing and inspiring. However, she’s rarely...

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