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EPK on the making of Out of My Hands

View the video on the making of Out of My Hands and hear Natasha share her thoughts and feelings on some of the most personal material she wrote for the album.

“Out of My Hands” by Natasha Borzilova pressed and ready for radio!

Natasha Borzilova's third solo album being released May 22, 2012

Hadley Music Group is proud to be releasing the third solo album by Natasha Borzilova titled “Out of My Hands. The album Borzilova’s most personal collection of songs yet according to this Russian singer songwriter with the song “Tiny Little Things” written for her daughter Alina, “Winter Season” inspired by her grandmother and “One Second Flat” written about the day her father, a renowned Russian physicist responsible for the clean-up of the Chernobyl disaster. Also there is the song “The World Below” written about a dark period in Borzilova’s live when she was experiencing depression. Once again she sings one song in her native Russian language; “Long Night” which is a song she co-wrote with her husband John Caldwell and Tim Buchanan and includes a traditional Russian lullaby that is woven throughout the song while her husband raps a section of the song.

The CD is being shipped to folk radio and “The World Below”and will also be included on a compilation for Triple A radio. It will also be available on Airplay Direct for DJs worldwide to download for their programs.

Below is the EPK about the making of the album with extensive interview sections from Borzilova sharing her insights into the stories behind the songs.


Natasha Borzilova makes first appearance at Folk Alliance Conference

Natasha Borzilova performing at Folk Alliance showcase in Memphis, TN

Hadley Music Group hosted a private showcase room at the February 2012 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. Natasha Borzilova performed six private showcases as well as one Official Showcase for event hosts, concert and festival promoters as well as folk DJs from all over the world.

Also appearing in the Hadley Music Group showcase room as guests of Natasha were folk artists Nora Jane Struthers with PJ George, Wil Maring, Robert Bowlin, Dave Olney, Tommy Womack, Nancy Beaudette, Wyatt Easterling, Tiller’s Folly, Irene Kelley and Drew Nelson.

The conference also included a DJ reception giving Natasha a chance to meet and greet the many DJs who played “Balancing Act” and let them know about her May release “Out of My Hands”.

Natasha visiting with DJ Greg Torrington who programs Galaxie sattelite and cable channels in Canada

Natasha Borzilova completes work on third solo album

Natasha with the talented musicians who played on "Out of My Hands" at the end of the tracking for the album. Left to right: Alison Prestwood on bass, Natasha, Tommy Harden on drums, Michael Rojas on piano and all keyboards, Bob Britt on electric guitars and Billy Panda on mandocello, mandolin and various guitars.

Singer songwriter Natasha Borzilova has completed work on her third solo album for Hadley Music Group. The album will be titled “Out of My Hands” which is a song she co-wrote with all of her former bandmates in Bering Strait. The album was recorded at Station West with John Caldwell engineering.

Once again Borzilova used multi-instrumentalist Billy Panda as her session bandleader while she held the producer’s reins. The album is set for a May 2012 release and is once again a collection of songs all written or co-written by Natasha.

Natasha Borzilova selected for official Folk Alliance showcase

Hadley Music Group recording artist Natasha Borzilova has been selected for an official Performance Alley showcase at the 2012 annual Folk Alliance Conference to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from February 22-26.

The International Folk Alliance conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout  the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance.  It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment with over 2000 registered attendees, 50 panel discussions and educational workshops, 200 juried showcases (Performance Alley) and 300 unofficial showcases.

On Thursday through Saturday of the event, Hadley Music Group will also be hosting a private showcase room where Borzilova will be performing along with a lineup of guest artists such as Nora Jane Struthers, Irene Kelley, Will Kimbrough, David Olney, Tiller’s Folly, Wyatt Easterling, Tomy Womack, Drew Nelson & Wil Maring.

This will be Borzilova’s first time attending the conference.

Natasha Borzilova plays Music City Roots!

Natasha Borzilova performing on Music City Roots

Late in July of 2011 Natasha Borzilova made her first appearance on Music City Roots which is a weekly, two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville. Broadcast on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm, CST, Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe showcases Nashville’s astonishing music scene, from country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition — a “roots and branches” format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations. Presented live from the stage of the Loveless Barn, this show showcases purveyors of authenticity across many genres.

The show was called their “Girl Power” night as there were many female singer songwriters on the lineup including Tara Nevins with The Heartbeats
Frontier Ruckus, Lera Lynn, Angela Easterling & The Beguilers and .Amanda Shires

Journalist Craig Havighurst of String Theory Media wrote this about Natasha’s performance:

“Natasha Borzilova is a fascinating young artist. Russian-born and a veteran of some serious touring and attention as part of Bering Strait, she writes songs that defy conventions and turn unexpected corners. And if that doesn’t keep your attention, her big round and expressive voice will. “Balancing Act” was a highlight.”

Below is a video clip of Natasha performing the title track to her first solo release “Cheap Escape”.  She wrote the song with label mate Donna Ulisse.

Natasha Borzilova tapes “Art of the Song”

Natasha in Spotland Productions studios taping interview and live performance for Art of the Song

Natasha was recently in the Nashville studios of Spotland Productions taping an hour long interview with Vivian Nesbitt and John Dillon, hosts and producers of the radio show Art of the Song . The show is a one-hour public radio program heard on over 200 stations across the country. The show explores universal truths

John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt; hosts and producers of "Art of the Song" radio show.

 common to all creative expression with the hope of offering useful tools and information  to help listeners explore their own creative process, whether it be music, writing, visual arts, or just living a  life as a work of art.  

As well as being interviewed, Natasha also performed the title track to her new CD “Balancing Act” as well as “Water and Wood” off of the new release.

“Balancing Act” by Natasha Borzilova makes strong showing in October 2010 Folk DJ Chart

Natasha Borzilova’s newest release “Balancing Act” has been warmly received by Folk DJs reporting to the Folk DJ chart. The album was #9 out of the top 65 albums for the month of October 2010 while Natasha was #8 in the artist chart along with folk icons such as Judy Collins, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger as well as artists such as Dar Williams, Justin Townes Earle and Robert Plant. Her songs “Ghost’ and “End of September” made a showing in the singles chart at #9 and #16 respectively.

The Folk DJ chart of October was based on 13215 airplays from 151 different DJs worldwide with many of the shows broadcasting on college and local public radio stations.   To view the chart click here  and then click on October 2010 airplay.

Natasha Borzilova CD release party for “Balancing Act”

On September 21, 2010 Natasha Borzilova took the stage at Nashville’s popular music venue 3rd and Lindsley to sing songs from her new CD release “Balancing Act”. The room was full of long time friends and supporters of her music as well as several of her former bandmates from Bering Strait. Also in the audience was Hunter Davis who co-wrote “Water and Wood” and “Paper Wings” with Natasha which are both on the CD.

Balancing Act by Natasha Borzilova shipped to radio

Natasha recently stopped by the Hadley offices to look at her new CD and they were already heading out the door to radio.  “Balancing Act” will be shipping  to approximately five hundred folk DJs around the globe with shows on college or NPR stations.  It has also been made available for digital download by radio broadcasters on the Airplay Direct  site which is revolutionizing the way radio stations receive music.