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Dec112012

Natalie Douglas' Freedom Songs: Election Edition: Inspiring and Delightful

Natalie Douglas belts it during "Freedom Songs: Election Edition", Photo Credit: Seth WaltersAdam Rothenberg and Natalie DouglasI was delighted and inspired when I got to attend Natalie Douglas' show Freedom Songs: Election Edition as part of Jim Caruso's "Broadway at Birdland" series on Monday, October 22, 2012. This was my first time seeing a Natalie Douglas concert and I know it won't be my last. Her voice is fierce, powerful, soulful, and one like I have never heard before. Natalie knows how to use her gift.

From the opening number "Freedom Day" to the closing "This Little Light/Now!," I was captivated. Natalie's show covered a wide range of songs from Joni Mitchell to Paul McCartney to Paul Simon to Bobby Darin to Jule Styne, Adolph Greene, and Betty Comden. My favorite numbers were "Freedom Day," "Blackbird," "Mississippi Goddam," "No Restricted Sings In Heaven," "Woodstock," "(Look for the) Union Label/If I Had A Hammer," "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round," "American Tune," and "This Little Light/Now!" No matter what song Natalie sang, she sounded perfect. She belted the roof of the building with the bigger moments and entranced me even more during the softer songs.

Natalie Douglas "Freedom Songs: Election Edition", Photo Credit: Seth WaltersNatalie Douglas and Band, Photo Credit: Seth WaltersIn between songs Natalie spoke about some of the events happening during the time these songs were released as well as a few personal stories, which connected me even more to the show. Natalie knows how to bring the audience in and hold tight of them all the way through until the end.

Natalie Douglas' Freedom Songs: Election Edition was a night I'll always remember! The next time Natalie Douglas performs, I can't recommend enough that you go see her. Check out the two videos below ("Woodstock" and "Look for the Union Label/If I Had A Hammer") to see what I mean. Natalie Douglas is the real deal and will leave you wanting so much more!

Natalie will be ringing in the New Year with her 15th Annual "A Very Natalie New Year" at NYC's most famous cabaret bar The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue) with 2 shows on December 31: 7:30pm (Click here for tickets) and 10:30pm (Click here for tickets). Come hear and see the talent that is Natalie Douglas! 

For more on Natalie be sure to visit http://www.nataliedouglas.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

Natalie Douglas singing "Woodstock" from "Freedom Songs: Election Edition" at Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland, October 22, 2012

Natalie Douglas singing "(Look for the) Union Label/If I Had A Hammer" from "Freedom Songs: Election Edition" at Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland, October 22, 2012

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