Sharon Van Etten Sits On A Couch And Sings

Sure, our own Robin Hilton grabbed a quick video of Sharon Van Etten singing at St. David's Cathedral in Austin, Texas, Thursday night. But I'd imagine that his video is marred by the sound of his incessant sniffling, if not degraded by the salt of his tears. So I met up with Van Etten Friday morning and asked her to give us a quick exclusive performance. She sat on a couch at the Driskill Hotel, illuminated by a nearby lamp, and sang one of my favorite songs of 2009: "Much More Than That."

Needless to say, it's beautiful, so please set aside a few minutes to soak it in.



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