Natalie Merchant is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She joined
and left it to begin her solo career in 1993.
Natalie Anne Merchant
October 26, 1963 ( age
Jamestown, New York, United States
Alternative rock, pop, folk
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Jamestown Community College of The State University of New York (SUNY)
Daniel de la Calle (m. 2003-2012)
Daughter, Lucia (B. 2003)
Older Brother, Younger Brother, Older Sister
Vocals, keyboard, piano
Natalie Merchant Trivia
• She has been a vegetarian since 1980
• She dropped out of high school when she was 16
• Like her childhood hero Da Vinci she can write left-handed, upside-down and backwards
Natalie Merchant Quotes
"Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index. "
"I don't want to live in a culture of despair. I'd like to live in a culture of hope. "
"I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics. "
"I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people. "
"It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent."
"The '60s aesthetic has never really appealed to me, the tie-dyed Deadhead running barefoot through the forest
on LSD. I don't think that's really me. But I've been a vegetarian for 17 years and I consider myself an
environmentalist in as much as I can be, considering the job that I have. I prefer living in the countryside
rather than the city; I find it more sane and sustaining for myself..."