"Inventive, detailed, emotionally straightforward, poetic and plainspoken," are how Detroit Music Hall of Fame member Dick Siegel has described the songwriting of Michigan-born and New Orleans-resident singer/multi-instrumentalist Natalie Mae. He's described her singing as "achingly melodic and interesting... like watching a wild beautiful thing, wondering where it's going to land next." Natalie Mae's voice is known to carry each melody with power and ease, while her lyrics prove to be crafted with great care. After releasing her first solo album, "Waiting on You" in 2009, Natalie Mae hasn't waited a minute to challenge and grow her craft of songwriting. For the past four years, Natalie Mae has included the talents of four highly acclaimed musicians to her live performance. With Josh Wexler on keys, Patrick Fee on drums, Ted Long on bass, and Alex Bachari on lead guitar, Natalie Mae's repertoire now includes the entertaining mix of original tunes inspired by Dinah Washington, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, and Patty Griffin. NM & Her Unturned Tricks recently released their new double-handful of tunes, NM's second album, "More Than You Know," available now at record stores throughout New Orleans and CDBaby.com. Natalie Mae is a natural-born performer, able to jive and groove with her beloved Tricks onstage while never missing a beat or single pitch. Her parents, music teachers and folk musicians themselves, instilled in her the passion and love for music at a young age, encouraging her to learn multiple instruments and to take the songwriting craft seriously. She started playing piano at the age of five and by high school was playing the guitar, banjo and bass. Since moving to Louisiana, where she received a BM in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University New Orleans, Natalie has taken her songwriting to another level, using her talents with all her instruments (piano, guitar, banjo, fiddle, ukulele) to express her stories of desired love, dying love, and forgotten love. Her experience from listening to and observing her parents' folk band (The Raisin Pickers) can be heard in her use of traditional story lines and simple melodies. Furthermore, Natalie Mae's love for her current city has let her inner soul thrive and grow through her tunes, and one can clearly hear how she crafts her influences in her classic originals. You can find Natalie Mae & Her Unturned Tricks playing regularly around New Orleans and the greater Southeast and Midwest.