Jeremy Messersmith's new album, 11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro Folk Record For The 21st Century And Beyond, comes out April 14. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Messersmith On World Cafe

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Jeremy Messersmith's new album, Heart Murmurs, comes out Feb. 4. Kyle Dean Reinford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heart Murmurs

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Jeremy Messersmith: Tiny Desk Concert

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Jeremy Messersmith recently performed three songs on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current. Nate Ryan/The Current hide caption

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Jeremy Messersmith: Ingenious Twin Cities Pop

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Minneapolis-based singer Jeremy Messersmith has crafted one of the year's most endearing pop records. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Violet' by Jeremy Messersmith

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Jeremy Messersmith in Studio on World Cafe 1/28/09

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Franklin Avenue

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