Pete Yorn with Matt Duke in Concert Pete Yorn's new Nightcrawler has him touring relentlessly, as he attempts to build on the success of his hit debut and its follow-up. Opener Matt Duke, 21, is at the beginning of what figures to be an impressive career. Both perform live from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia Friday at noon ET.
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Matt Duke in concert on XPN Live Fridays - 08/11/2006

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Pete Yorn with Matt Duke in Concert

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Matt Duke in concert on XPN Live Fridays - 08/11/2006

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Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn and opener Matt Duke performed live from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Aug. 11.

Yorn's on-stage experience began when he performed in his high school's talent show, but he's come a long way since then, graduating to L.A. cafes and clubs and then a major-label record deal. His debut, musicforthemorningafter, sold well, earned widespread radio exposure and spawned a rigorous 18-month touring schedule. He followed it in 2003 with the well-crafted Day I Forgot, and his new Nightcrawler has already been warmly greeted by critics in advance of its release.

Also on Friday's bill is 21-year-old Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Duke, who first attracted the attention of Drexel University's student-run MAD Dragon record label back in 2004. For someone so early in his recording career — his debut album, Winter Child, arrives in September — Duke's music conveys a surprising degree of maturity.

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