feature interview: thao nguyen
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009

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Thao Nguyen has laid her roots in a number of cities over the years. She was born in Virginia, and has spent time in New York, San Francisco, and Portland. For now, the singer songwriter and band leader of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down has chosen a laid back, west coast lifestyle for herself. "I love Northern California and San Francisco in particular — I spend as much time by the ocean or the Bay as I can". This love of the seaside is definitely evident in songs from her album Know Better Learn Faster...songs like "When We Swam", which is filled with images of drinking saltwater and washing up on beaches. Although, as if purposely trying to contradict herself the coo-coo voiced singer adds, "normally I wouldn't say I find inspiration in nature."

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