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Growing up in Falls Church, VA, Thao Nguyen first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and began performing in a pop country duo in high school. She spent most of her 20s touring, supporting one critically acclaimed album after another. She’s worked with a laundry list of vaunted artists including Andrew Bird, Mirah, Laura Veirs, and producer Tucker Martine. She even toured the US with the nationally syndicated NPR radio program Radiolab. Thao's music has been described by The New Yorker as "music that makes you move from your bones out...[it's] keenly intelligent and original". There will be a new Thao & The Get Down Stay Down album released in 2020.
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