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Natalie D-Napoleon

Years Active 1997 - Present

Genre Roots, Folk, Country

Members Natalie D-Napoleon with Dave Brewer (Australia) Ben Franz (Australia) Cathi Oliveri (Australia) Dan Phillips (America) Jim Connolly (America) Doug Pettibone (America) past Richard Lane (Australia) Kenny Edwards (America)

Describe Your Sound

Americana with a tinge of folk fuelled country.



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After fronting the Perth-based indie-rock band, Bloom, Natalie went on to form alternative-country forerunners, Flavour of the Month. After the demise of Flavour of the Month, Natalie broke out as a solo artist. In 2008 she relocated to California and formed a trio with Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt) and Dan Phillips (Peter Gabriel). After Edwards' passing, Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams) took over guitar. Since returning to Australia in 2019, Natalie has formed a quartet with Dave Brewer, Ben Franz, and Cathi Oliveri.


All the amazing woman in the world - Kathleen Edwards, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Victoria Williams, Emmylou Harris.

Shared Bills With

John Butler, Henry Wagons, Mark Olson (The Jayhawks), Victoria Williams, Vic Chesnutt, Steve Kilbey and Grant McLennan, John Doe, to name a few.

Career Highlights

Being a woman in music and still recording and performing.

Current Activity

About to release a new album - You Wanted To Be The Shore But Instead You Were The Sea

Releases by Natalie D-Napoleon

After the Flood (2007) Here in California (2009) Leaving Me Dry (2012) Thunder Rumor You Wanted To Be The Shore But Instead You Were The Sea (2020)