First there was getting to see Garrison Keillor, then Michael Card, then a a quick re-evaluation where I ruled out shooting a grizzly bear with a bow and arrow, but then on to one of my two favorite female singers: Natalie Merchant. (Patty Griffin, the other.) I thought I had missed the train, since she doesn't seem to tour any more, but during my tri-yearly net search for everything-musical-I'd-love-to-see, I Found tickets to Natalie Merchant with the Pops in Boston. So I scarfed 'em up right quick, it being a personal life-goal and all.
For you poor unfortunates who are thinking "Natalie who...?", here are some of my favorites:
"Wonder"- a song about impaired folk who go farther than anyone think they can.