Natalie Maines (TX)
Fans have been waiting patiently for new music from the always provocative, multi-platinum, Grammy-Award winning, Natalie Maines. And now, after much anticipation, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks has released her debut solo album, MOTHER, and we’re thrilled to report, will be performing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s main stage on July 21st. With the release of MOTHER and her solo tour, people will hear a new direction from the singer. Maines teamed up with friend and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitar wizard Ben Harper to produce a recording heavily influenced by the more rock-based, edgy and intense sound of the recordings title track, and Pink Floyd cover, Mother. As a member of the Dixie Chicks—the best-selling female group of all time—she has sold over 30 million albums and won 13 Grammy awards. But the ten songs on MOTHER reveal different sides of one of the most glorious and acclaimed voices of our time. Maines is eager to share the music of her new CD with her fans, and we are beyond excited to welcome her to the festival.