June 25, 1975 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Americana, blues, folk|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro|
|Labels||Talisman Records (2001–present)
Weasel Records (2008–present)
Natalia Zukerman (born June 25, 1975) is an American artist and musician raised in Manhattan, New York. She is the daughter of violist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman and flutist/writer Eugenia Zukerman, and the sister of opera singer Arianna Zukerman.
Music and career
Zukerman's music is a cross-genre blend of blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk. The subject matter ranges from the whimsical to the metaphysical. Often she tells stories or relates personal observations about life and relationships, but her songs are not "confessional" in nature. Her vocal style reflects strong jazz influences.
Zukerman plays a variety of guitars including acoustic, electric, slide guitar, dobro, lap steel guitar and banjo, but primarily focuses on her Goodall acoustic guitar and vintage 1938 Rickenbacker lap steel guitar. Her guitar playing is described as "fluid and smooth" while she is also acclaimed for her dexterity and nimble fingers.
Reflecting her varied musical roots, Zukerman cites Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie, Bonnie Raitt, Erika Luckett, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and Ani DiFranco among her musical influences. Her first three albums were released on her own independent record label, Talisman Records. In 2008, she released her fourth album on Willy Porter's Weasel Records label.
Along with her work as singer, songwriter and guitarist, Zukerman is also an accomplished artist specializing in large format drawings and murals.
Her latest studio album was Gas Station Roses. The album featured many guest appearances, including Patty Larkin, Garrison Starr, Meghan Toohey (The Weepies), Adrianne Gonzalez (The Rescues), Todd Sickafoose (Ani Difranco), and Ray Bonneville. It was first released in 2011, and early post order issues contained original paintings or prints of paintings by Natalia Zukerman.
She is openly lesbian.
- 2014 – Come Thief, Come Fire
- 2011 – Gas Station Roses
- 2008 – Brand New Frame
- 2006 – Only One
- 2003 – On A Clear Day
- 2001 – Mortal Child
- Winterbloom: Winter Traditions (2009)
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