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Thao in Studio on World Cafe 2/13/08

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Thao Nguyen Braves 'Bee Stings' and More

Thao Nguyen Braves 'Bee Stings' and More

Thao in Studio on World Cafe 2/13/08

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Set List

  • "Geography"
  • "Beat (Health, Life & Fire)"
  • "Big Kid Table"
  • "Swimming Pools"

Web-Only Outtake

'Fear and Convenience'

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Thao Nguyen and The Get Down Stay Down. Sarah Cass hide caption

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Singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen's music sounds heartfelt, inspirational, and real. While primarily a solo artist with a penchant for great lyrics and soft acoustic guitars, she now tours with a band: The Get Down Stay Down, based out of Arlington, Va.

Her latest album, We Brave Bee Stings and All, flows beautifully from start to finish, showcasing a pop sound with roots in blues and indie-folk.

World Cafe would like to thank WERS, 88.8 FM in Boston, MA, for recording the song "Swimming Pools" for our interview with Thao. That song was mixed by Conrad Osipowicz.

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