Venue: Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: January 29, 2013 - January 29, 2013
Show Times: 7:30pm
$29 - $99
Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists as a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style. Going Platinum as the lead singer of the band 10,000 Maniacs, she helped define college rock and create the first wave of alternative bands. Now on her own, she has become a master of the folk song. Merchant comes to The Smith Center on her world symphonic tour and features songs from her latest album, Leave Your Sleep.
Live performances of her new music have been enthusiastically received by her long-time fans and new audiences. Following her symphonic debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra, critics observed, Merchant has found her medium. Yes, the singer-songwriter scored platinum sales with her pop band 10,000 Maniacs, and she forged a commendably searching solo career in the group's wake. But Merchant's woody quaver has never sounded quite so right as it did framed by flutes, a weaving clarinet, and a gentle harp.