I was never a big 10,000 Maniacs fan but I went and saw Natalie Merchant when she started going solo and was blown away... bought a couple of her CDs the next day.
Two of her best songs to hear live are off of the Ophelia album... "Ophelia"
(spellbinding) and "My Skin"
(can't find a live version).
I think she's actually concert touring again (she was just doing spoken word for a while).
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