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Natalie Myre

Air Date: 06-03-15

Natalie Myre:

I’m so grateful that you have stopped by to learn more about my music! Music has affected my life in so many ways, and my ultimate intention is to evoke an emotional response in people so that they are inspired to take action and make a change in their life, or simply connect, be comforted and inspired by the stories that I tell. That is what other artists have done for me and I am truly grateful. In a nutshell, I love writing songs, telling stories and connecting with others through songwriting.

Interestingly enough, writing music was not on my radar for a really long time. I have been singing for as long as I can remember and also played piano for years as a kid. My passion for the arts started off in the theater world, doing over 14 community and high school musicals before I was 18! I decided to continue pursuing my love of theater and attended Northwestern University, where I studied musical theater. I worked as a professional actress in Chicago for a few years following graduation, and still continue to perform in musicals when the right project comes along. However, there was something tugging at me that I wanted to spend more time developing my skills as a musician, because as the years went on I discovered that music itself is where my heart is.

In a moment of divine intervention I stumbled upon Davenport’s Piano Bar in Chicago in 2007, and my love of performing and singing slowly opened up to a world of cabaret singing, and I discovered that I love telling stories as myself more than telling stories as a character! As 2011 rolled around, my sister let me "borrow" a piano to have in my room (she's never getting it back now!) and that was the beginning of my path as a songwriter. I got a guitar teacher, started playing piano again, jumped into writing...and the rest is history.

My journey as an artist began and I released my first two singles in the fall of 2012. I am thrilled to announce that I have been in the studio since the fall of 2014 and my debut album is coming out in June of 2015! Even though this is only the beginning, it feels like I’ve finally found my home.

- Thanks for listening -