Musician, painter and educator, Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, started her mural business, Off the Wall, in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in Brooklyn, NY. Having released seven independent albums on Weasel Records and her own label Talisman Records, Zukerman has toured internationally as a solo performer since 2005. She has also accompanied and opened for some of acoustic music’s greats such as Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Erin McKeown, Shawn Colvin, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, Tom Paxton and many others.
Alongside her touring career, Zukerman continues to paint private and public murals as well as illustrate children’s books, design and paint sets for plays in New York City, and paint private portrait commissions. Natalia teaches private songwriting lessons and has taught at Sisters Song School, Red Rocks Womens Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Interlochen Summer Music Program and other festivals and locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. In February 2017, Natalia became a Cultural Diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, playing concerts and conducting workshops with her group The Northern Lights throughout Africa.
“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” – New Yorker
“A strutting brass band one minute, a sighing lover the next.” – The Boston Globe
“A wise mix of rootsy styles from torch blues to country swing. If you’re a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt, or even Amy Winehouse, you’ll find stuff to connect with here.” – Philadelphia Daily News
Most Recent Studio Album: Come Thief, Come Fire (2014)