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Doveman: Soft-Spoken But Upbeat

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Doveman: Soft-Spoken But Upbeat

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Doveman: Soft-Spoken But Upbeat

Doveman: Soft-Spoken But Upbeat

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Doveman is led by Vermont's Thomas Bartlett, who began playing ukulele at age 3 and piano at age 5. Often eschewing traditional education to train with one of the world's top classical-music teachers, he soon became an in-demand musician in New York. Taking his training to the realm of pop and indie rock, Bartlett's Doveman reflects his classical roots.

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  • "Breathing Out"
  • "Angel's Share"

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With the release of 2005's The Acrobat, 2007's With My Left Hand I Raise the Dead and a legally contentious album in which he covers the soundtrack to the '80s movie Footloose, Bartlett established Doveman as a true sleeper. His third album of original material with Doveman, The Conformist, is a testament to his soft-spoken style. This time around, though, he adds flourishes of upbeat synths, drums and catchy choruses.

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Album
Conformist
Artist
Doveman
Label
Brassland
Released
2009

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