Nathalie Nahai on Lyrical Venus Radio 8/4

Singer-Songwriter Nathalie Nahai
Singer-Songwriter Nathalie Nahai

It didn’t take long after singer-songwriter Nathalie Nahai sent me the link to her Sly Girl music video teaser trailer for me to write her back requesting an interview!  I was immediately pulled in by her voice and the rich bluesy groove of the song. When I found out she was in London, I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to swing a phone interview over the distance, but luckily 9am in Iowa is 3pm in London, and Nathalie was game, so we set up a call for August 4th.  Once again, I thank the internets for connecting me with another amazing musician I might never have found otherwise!

Nathalie was classically trained on violin and self-taught on guitar, and it seems that she plays a few other instruments as well!  Blend that together with her French, Iranian, Scottish and Gibraltarian heritage, a recording studio in Georgia here in the U.S., her fascination with tarot and out emerges a lovely collection of bluesy folk songs with occasional twinges of country called Fortune Teller. Her smooth voice flows over bittersweet lyrics like caramel into hot coffee for a delicious aural treat that perks up your ears. mmmmm.  :)

Beyond writing and singing songs, Nathalie is also a designer – she designed the packaging for her CDs!  Her sense of style is evident across the board, from the tarot-inspired CD artwork to her vintage/romantic glam wardrobe.  Just take a look at this video where she takes us on a tour of some of her favorite shops in London in-between talking about her music:

If you’re reading this post elsewhere, you may need to come to the actual blog to see the videos.

Oh, and let’s not forget the Sly Girl teaser video she sent me in the first place:

Sly Girl Teaser from Nathalie Nahai on Vimeo.

Nathalie does come over to the U.S. for touring on occasion, so stay tuned at her website to see if she may be coming to a venue near you in the future.  In the meantime you can get her songs on or Nathalie Nahai - Fortune Teller and you can listen to some songs and find out more on her MySpace and Facebook.

And of course, you can also tune in for the interview! The show is Tuesday from 9-10am Central on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, online anywhere. Nathalie will be calling in around 9:30.

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