Natalie Mae Palms

Natalie Mae Palms is Michigan-born and New Orleans-based artist. Natalie’s musical roots began with her folk musicians parents. Natalie Mae Palms has been able to follow her parent’s musical legacy and their teaching careers with her own as she currently teaches an  all ages class in her personal home studio in Uptown, New Orleans. Natalie Mae Palms was encouraged by her parents to take on multiple instruments which today includes the piano, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and ukulele. Natalie graduated Loyola University New Orleans with a BM in Music Industry Studies, shortly before releasing her first album. After releasing her first solo album in 2009, Natalie then rebranded her act into Natalie Mae and Her Unturned Tricks. Natalie often plays around New Orleans with Her Unturned Tricks.

Natalie Mae Palms – Marcus CW/Kelly Gaines from Loyola DOHS on Vimeo.


  • Interview date: November 15, 2015
  • Interviewers: Kelly Gaines and Marcus Chapa Wilson
  • Interview length: 48:10; forty-eight minutes and ten seconds
  • Interview location: Uptown, New Orleans

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style):
Natalie Mae Palms, interviewed by Kelly Gaines and Marcus Chapa Wilson, Neutral Ground Collection, Documentary and Oral History Studio, Loyola University New Orleans, Nov. 15, 2015.

Link to Full Transcript (PDF format) Dropbox

Highlight reel 1 by Kelly Gaines


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