Natalie Merchant released her second solo album, Ophelia, in early 1998. A year and a half later she is still touring--this time to promote her upcoming live album. Beginning with 1998's Lilith Fair tour, LD Jason Boyd has been with Merchant for the long haul.
Boyd met Merchant through mutual friends, and she would sometimes check out his lighting design work on New York theatre productions, such as Field of Mars and The Gospel of Colonnus. "Each of Natalie's songs is like an operetta