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China Forbes: Pink Martini's Singer Goes Solo

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More than 10 years ago, China Forbes put a solo career on hold to focus on the timeless, world-music-inspired 12-piece Pink Martini, but she's just returned to the solo world. With laidback yet disarming hooks and honest lyrics, '78 addresses the ups and downs of Forbes' own experiences with friendship, loneliness, and love. She shares songs from the new album in this session with host David Dye.

Recorded in her hometown of Portland, Ore., '78 showcases Forbes' considerable warmth and charisma. While she received instrumental assistance from producer and drummer Greg Williams, Eric Earley, and Eric Matthews, Forbes also showcases her prowess on the guitar, piano, bass, harmonium, and Wurlitzer.

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