Natalie Shoots First Video From 'Blueprint'
has completed shooting the video for "Appropriate Dipstick",
the first video from her latest recording Blueprint. "Appropriate
Dipstick" was shot at 'The Distillery' on Mill Street in Toronto
last week. Also featured in the video are Natalie's band members Matt
MacIsaac on Pipes, Brad Davidge on Guitar and Nashville Bassist Edgar
Meyer. The video was directed by Joel Stewart and produced by Petro
Danabassis. No release date has been set yet.
other video news, Natalie can also be seen in Brad Davidge's new video
for "Stuck In The Middle".
You can watch the Video on the
Natalie MacMaster on Mike Bullard!
Thursday Dec 4th please join us in the studio audience for the
taping of Natalie MacMaster's performance on Mike Bullard. Local Number
for tickets: 416-703-3882
Toll-free Line: 1-800-820-9112. Visit the
page for ticket details.
Broadcast Date: December 4, 2003. Global
TV - 12:00, Men TV (cable): 10:00 pm.
here for more air times
Natalie MacMaster on Vicki Gabereau!
Tuesday Nov 25th please join us in the studio audience for the taping of
Natalie MacMaster's performance on Vicki Gabereau. Ticket Hotline:
(604) 609-5766 or email
more information and broadcast times.
Broadcast Date: December 1, 2003. Check local listings for air
UPDATE FROM MANAGEMENT
is a short note to update all of you on Natalie's News...
the U.S. release of Natalie's new c.d. "Blueprint" came off
better than expected. The media and
fan response to the new CD. has been nothing short of amazing!! In
preparation for the Canadian release of "Blueprint" on
November 5th, Natalie and her band performed
many publicity events from
the likes of Canada A.M. to CMT this past week in Toronto and
latest work shows just how diversified she and her music are. With the
participation of notable instrumentalists Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Sam
Bush, Edgar Meyer, John Cowan, Victor Wooten, Bryan Sutton, Victor
Krauss and Alison Brown you will find yourself listening to this CD over
is now heading out on a 15 gig western U.S. tour to give them a blast of
her new work. I'm sure the response will be amazing!!
can track this tour via the
Road Stories on
Natalie's website. I'm sure there will be many humorous and interesting
August 12, 2003
UPDATE FROM MANAGEMENT
everyone!!! Just thought I would take a few minutes to update you
on what's new with Natalie. The last year has offered Natalie many
changes and challenges both professionally and personally.
Her most rewarding change, I'm sure, is that of her marriage to Ontario
fiddling sensation Donnell Leahy. In the midst of all of this did Natalie take a step back
for a little down time?? No way!! Natalie buckled down and worked
through all of this change creating her latest masterpiece!
"BLUEPRINT" Natalie's upcoming CD is ready to go and will show
it's presence in the fall. She will actively tour this coming year in
order to promote this new album and, best of all, expose her new music
to her many loyal fans.
Natalie's management we are really excited about this latest work and
look forward to its release. And we know Natalie is "chomping at
the bit" to get out there and bring her new music
to all of you
personally. Keep an eye on Natalie's website for the CD release date as
well as her
tour schedule as she may just bring herself and her great
band to your community!!
ROUNDER RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BY NATALIE
MACMASTER, "BLUEPRINT", ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
guest appearances by Jerry
Sutton, and others.
September 9th, Rounder
Records will release Blueprint - a star-studded new studio
album by Grammy-nominated fiddling virtuoso Natalie MacMaster.
Blueprint, Natalie combines the fiddle music of her native Cape Breton
Island with the sounds of contemporary American string music greats Bela
Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Victor Wooten, Bryan Sutton
and Alison Brown.
include the lively "A Blast," "Gravel Shore," and
"Bela's Tune," featuring driving solos by Jerry Douglas and
Bela Fleck, the rockin' "Touch of a Master's Hand" as well as
the slow and sweet "Eternal Friendship" and "Josefin's
of the fiddling on this CD was not planned but 'felt' because of a
moment created by the music. I was pulled like a tide by these brilliant
musicians. I'd be fiddling along and all of a sudden play something I
had never thought of before because they had carried me to a new musical
place that was absolutely natural," muses Natalie.
look for a newly designed website coming late August ...
May 8, 2003
Natalie to Receive Honorary Degree
Thomas University, New Brunswick, will grant honorary degrees to three
distinguished Canadians, Natalie MacMaster, Linden MacIntyre and John J.
Pungente at its 2003 Convocation ceremony on May 12, 2003.
MacMaster is a world renowned musician who has won eleven East Coast
Music Awards, including 2002 Entertainer of the Year. She has been named
Fiddle Player of the Year for the past five consecutive years by the
Canadian Country Music Awards and has won two Juno Awards. She has
shared the live performance stage with acts ranging from Alison Krauss
to Luciano Pavarotti and dozens of world-class symphony orchestras. Two
of her CD's have been on Billboard's Top 20 Selling World Music charts
and four of her previous five CD releases have been certified
"gold" (50 000 +) in Canada.
MacIntyre, a native of Cape Breton, has been a journalist for 39 years.
John J. Pungente, SJ, has worked in media education for more than 35
Convocation ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on May 12, 2003 in the
courtyard of St. Thomas University.
CONTACT: Mary McIntosh, Director of Communications, St. Thomas
(506) 452-0522 Fax: (506) 460-0335 firstname.lastname@example.org
to Natalie on winning the 2003 East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for 'Female
Artist Of The Year'. Unfortunately Natalie was not able to
attend the award show as she was on tour in Vancouver however she did
give her acceptance speech via video from CBC in
Vancouver. For a complete list of ECMA winners, visit