Natalie Prauser / Photo by Fally Afani
Country music seems to be taking the local music landscape by storm. We’re seeing a lot of musicians who were once into hard rock or metal trade their pedal boards for pedal steels and reveling in it. But one of the younger musicians popping up above the crop is Kansas City native Natalie Prauser.
At first glance, the musician is a lot like her lyrics. Delicate, yet strong. Wise beyond her years. Prauser sports a petite voice with big emotions, one that rose high above the noisy and cozy crowd at Kaw Valley Public House on Friday night. Shy, adorable, and with just enough attitude to be likable, Prauser’s songs are reminiscent of early country singers.
Natalie Prauser / Photo by Fally Afani
Her album, ‘Til the Sun Comes Up, was only just released in November and is packed with the busy thoughts that run throughout a woman’s head. We’re fond of songs like “I Wanna Be a Housewife” because it shows the strength in her vocals when she’s got a full band behind her. Though, we’re not gonna lie. She’s pretty likable on her own as well. You can watch per perform “Wynette” below, as well as check out the full album.




Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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