The video premieres HERE at 7pm/CDT Wednesday, August 5. It will remain in our Gallery after the show if you would like to see it again or share with friends and family.
Featured Performer: Natalia Zukerman
Natalia performed at our Woodstock Folk Festival in 2009 and is very involved in Women’s Music. She is kicking off our month-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, the third and final anniversary from our “Power of Song” concert.
Musician, painter and educator Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, started her mural business Off The Wall in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in Brooklyn, NY. Having released seven independent albums on Weasel Records and her own label Talisman Records, Zukerman has toured internationally as a solo performer since 2005.
Her music can be heard on the soundtrack of several seasons of The L Word and ABC Family’s Chasing Life. She also created the score for The Arch of Titus, an independent film created for Yeshiva University and a Harvard online course called Poetry in America.
Throughout her career as a touring musician, she has accompanied and opened for some of acoustic music’s greats such as Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Erin McKeown, Shawn Colvin, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, Tom Paxton, Garnet Rogers and many others.
Alongside her touring career, Zukerman continues to paint private and public murals as well as illustrate children’s books, design and paint sets for plays in New York City and paint private portrait commissions. In February, 2017, Natalia became a Cultural Diplomat for the US Department of State, playing concerts and conducting workshops with her group The Northern Lights throughout Africa.
Natalia teaches private songwriting lessons and has taught at Rocky Mountain Song School, Sisters Song School, Red Rocks Womens Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Interlochen Summer Music Program and other festivals and locations throughout the US and in Canada. In May 2018, she was the artist in residence at the cell theatre in New York City where she developed her multimedia one woman show, The Women Who Rode Away. She has since released the soundtrack and accompanying book of the show and has toured throughout North America in support of that project.
“…this is simply one of the most compelling and riveting events we have ever hosted on The Extended Play Sessions. It speaks of empowerment, struggle, tolerance, perseverance and history and the timeliness of this project could not be more poignant. A woman, seated alone on a stage, paying tribute to women…with beauty, style, grace and a boatload of talent!” ~ Bill Hurley, Producer, The Extended Play Sessions
To watch two promo videos for The Women Who Rode Away go to nataliazukerman.com. Natalia’s poignant personal reflections, music, and art will move you!
“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” ~ New Yorker
“… a wise mix of rootsy styles from torch blues to country swing. If you’re a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt or even Amy Winehouse, you’ll find stuff to connect with here.” ~ Philadelphia Daily News
Please visit performer websites to purchase their CDs and other merchandise and to donate to them. With all their gigs cancelled, they need your support. Your donations and purchases are a great way to thank Natalia Zukerman for creating this Woodstock Wednesday’s video! –nataliazukerman.com. You can purchase books and art work including pet paintings on Natalia’s site.
You may also donate to the Festival via the Donate Button at the top of the right column on every page of this website.
We hope you’ll enjoy the show!