Natalie is a violinist who mixes Celtic, jazz, funk, folk, bluegrass, fusion, new age and other styles into her own personal style with no parameters! She is currently a member of the jam-grass folk-rock band The Mayflies out of Iowa City, IA.
Natalie is a Suzuki and classically trained violinist. Started at age 5 at Preucil School of Music with Sonja Zeithamel. Studied with Leopold LaFosse at University of Iowa. Bachelor of Music in violin performance from U of I, Music Education from Coe College, and recently completed Masters of Music Education from UNI.
Instruments: Violin, fiddle, mandolin, viola, guitar, bass, piano, accordian, dobro, lap steel, bagpipes, djembe, er-hu
Main instrument is violin: Classical, jazz, fiddle, blues, Celtic, rock, folk, fusion, funk
"Violin crossings" comes from multiple associations: an actual violin
term, crossover music, crossways/crossroads, and such terms as cross-
pollination, cross-cultural, as well as the intersections between myself
and other individual musicians. Many styles, many musicians!
Typical onstage equipment: 1987 William Harris Lee acoustic violin with Fishman pickup. Viper 5 String Electric violin. Fender FM 62-SCE acoustic/electric mandolin. Peavey KB/A60 amp, Fishman LoudBox amp, Epiphone EP-1000R amp. Effects pedals - Morely Bad Horsie 2 wah, Korg ToneWorks Guitar AX1, Boss Digitial Delay/Reverb, Boss distortion, RC-20 Loop, Octave, Blues Driver, DigiLab chorus and delay pedals.