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Doug Paisley: The Outcast's Apostle

With the voice of a classic country crooner, singer-songwriter Doug Paisley writes lyrics to which everyone can relate. While fiddles sound off in the background, Paisley takes a break from Oregon's Pickathon Music Festival to perform a new acoustic song for opbmusic.org.

In this stripped-down version of "Two Like Us" — a track from his new EP, Golden Embers — Paisley's performance is reminiscent of folk standards from decades past. The album version features backing vocals from Leslie Feist, but Paisley does just fine on his own here, while telling the story of two social outcasts who await their day in the sun.

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Production: Nate Sjol, David Christensen and Jeremy Peterson

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