The Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series is proud to present “Songs From A Hardwood Floor: Natascha Myers In Concert” on Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the campus of Clarke University. Tickets are $10 and are available by phone at (563)588-6377.
The spring 2019 semester at Clarke University continues to be filled with festivities and special events marking the 175th anniversary of Clarke. The arts and lecture offerings for the year will pay tribute to this milestone with a series of events designed to highlight the theme of ‘Home’ and showcase Clarke’s extremely talented alumni.
“Clarke was elemental in my growth as both a musician and an individual, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the release of my single than to play a ‘home sweet home’ show at a place I considered a second home for so long,” said Myers.
Her new single was made available for preorder on iTunes Friday, March 1.
Myers grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, and graduated from Clarke University in 2017. In her senior year at Clarke, she released her debut project, Do Not Go Gentle, comprised of four tracks. She toured regionally on the weekends, all the while balancing a rigorous class schedule, her role as student body president, a position on the Residence Life Staff, and more.
Myers said, “Musically speaking, Do Not Go Gentle wasn’t quite ‘me’ yet. That was yet to come. But it was proof of what I am capable of. I poured my heart and soul into that project; composing every cello and violin note, rehearsing for hours on end, and working extra shifts at the grocery store so I could fund it on my own.”
In August 2017, she packed up her trusty Takamine guitar and moved to Nashville, where she resides as a full time songwriter and touring recording artist. Just five days after her move, she hit the ground running and played her very first writers’ round.
Myers continues to play music every chance she gets, while also working full-time as Director of Operations for Blue Night Soundscapes. According to their website, Blue Night Soundscapes is a mostly acoustic music licensing library focusing on cue placement in the film, television, and advertising industries.
“I guess you could say I’m a little short on sleep,” Myers joked. “But while some are running on fumes, I’m running on pure bliss that I get to wake up every single day and do what a little three year old singing ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ could only dream about.”
Her musical style is described as Midwest-bred Americana with a dash of country Western and old soul. Come listen to Natascha and her band perform her original, storytelling music back in Iowa and on the hardwood floor of Jansen Music Hall.
For more information, contact Clarke University at (563)588-6377.