Green Door Magazine Features Natalie Merchant in Cover Story

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Singer to release her sixth solo collection - her first of original songs in 13 years.

GREEN DOOR magazine, a popular quarterly arts and culture publication in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, announces the publication of its Spring 2014 issue with singer Natalie Merchant on its cover discussing her new release and her life in upstate New York.

This self-produced album, to be released on May 6 by Nonesuch Records, is the work of a mature artist with a clear and distinctive voice. Long appreciated for the depth and substance of her writing, Merchant has never shied away from weighty themes or subjects for her lyrics. She describes the new release as informed "by experience and keen observation," dealing with issues of "love gained and lost, regret, denial, surrender, greed, destructiveness, defeat, and occasional triumph."

“We were thrilled that Natalie chose to tell her story and share her vision with our magazine’s audience,” said Akira Ohiso, Editor of Green Door. “Her dedication to social justice and environmental causes are as important as her music,” he added.

Recently, she has been focused on the hazards of the natural gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing. In 2013 she created the protest concert film, Dear Governor Cuomo, with New Yorkers Against Fracking actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo.

Copies are available at hundreds of locations throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley and at the Green Door Magazine offices at 34 South Main Street in Liberty, NY.

About Green Door Magazine
Green Door magazine promotes the benefits of country living in a socially conscious society. Green Door is ‘a Journal of Responsible Living in the Catskills and Hudson Valley,’ as the magazine profiles local artists, residences, food, wine, farms, events and issues of importance to Upstate New Yorkers. Green Door serves a readership of local Catskill and Hudson Valley residents, visitors and second-home owners, and is available on newsstands throughout New York City. Its readership supports socially responsible and environmental issues. To learn more, visit


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