“I have listened to all of (Natalie Hamilton's) available music. I do not say this very often, but I was deeply moved by what I heard.
The songs themselves were direct, seemingly written and sung without artifice.
(She) could have simply sung them with a ukulele with that glorious voice, and hit anyone who heard them in the gut.
That said, when paired with such high production values, the entirety of it is a sensual and spiritual encounter as well as poetic experience - one that is immediate, and, as the late poet Ted Berrigan once wrote:
“Marvelous, feminine, and tough.”
This is not so strange a pairing I think; one looks at the statue of The Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Bernini, and sees that the spiritual can indeed be sensual and the two combine in something almost beyond language itself to convey something more.
In the grain of (Natalie Hamilton's) voice I can hear it.
In any case, I’m digressing. I simply wonder where the hell she's been as a songwriter and why she hadn’t crossed my radar before? "
Thom Jurek - Staff/Contributing Writer -- ROLLING STONE -- SPIN -- AMERICAN SONGWRITER -- ALL MUSIC GUIDE.
"Natalie Hamilton is a beautifully talented singer/songwriter whose music blurs the lines between various genres. On one hand, Hamilton’s sound reminds me of the sophistication of smooth jazz. On the other, she embraces the timeless intimacy of folk music. Recently, Hamilton set out to release a brand new studio effort titled The Birds, They Taught Me. This evocative EP features three songs, and each track is a powerful testament to her stunning voice and ability to be quite versatile as a singer.
The release opens with one of the catchiest songs, “On The Radio.” This track has a larger-than-life sound which makes me think of iconic artists such as Ani DiFranco or even Fleetwood Mac, only to mention a few. This song is a perfect introduction to the EP, and it really sets the bar higher in terms of intimacy, giving the audience a deeper insight into Hamilton’s creativity and talent." read more
“I love Natalie's narrative lyrical style, like Joni Mitchell's 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns'...”
“Derek Sivers - Founder of CdBaby.com”
“Natalie Hamilton is able to say more with humming than most singers can say with words. She possesses an innate ability to create a mood. “Reminiscent of a young Barbra Streisand.” ”
“Sandy Cooperman -- The Charlotte Sun”