Welcome back Natalie!

The Return of Natalie Merchant: The acclaimed songstress (and Dutchess
County resident) chats with music editor Peter Aaron about “Leave Your  Sleep,” her first studio release (due out April 6) since 2003’s “The
House Carpenter’s Daughter.”


All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do—
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams

Natalie Merchant will perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on March 13 to benefit WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. www.nataliemerchant.comLeave Your Sleep will be released by Nonesuch Records on April 6.