Natalie grew up in the Washington DC area, and established herself in the local scene. She’s been covered by such respected media outlets as The Washington Post, DC Music Download, and Washingtonian Magazine. The Washington Post has called Natalie’s debut: “One of the best local releases of 2010,” and praised her “soulful and warm vocals” and “sophisticated palette.” Natalie has earned favorable comparisons to Grace Potter, Norah Jones, and Bonnie Raitt. She studied jazz at the University of Miami, and was the first graduate from the distinguished institution’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. In addition to press plaudits and academic accomplisments, Natalie has established a highly credible artist profile through performing and working with such diverse talents as Jonny Lang, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, Lamont Dozier, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Secada, and Phil Ramone.