Posts Tagged: thao nguyen
For a story in a different medium this week, check out Amber Sparks’s “Thirteen Ways to Destroy a Painting” from this year’s The Unfinished World—adapted to a radio play. It’s brought to your ears by NPR’s truly excellent storytelling podcast Snap Judgment and read by Thao Nguyen of the San Francisco-based folk-rock group Thao and The Get Down Stay Down....more
“I wanted to try to be a real live person, rather than just singing songs about them,” singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen said about the turn her life took after releasing Know Better Learn Faster, her second album with backing band The Get Down Stay Down....more
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5, and we definitely recommend giving it a listen.
Stephen Thompson, in his NPR review, describes Thao’s music as:
Quirky but cutting, playful but forceful, controlled but ragged, Thao Nguyen is one of the most commanding and distinctive young singers around.
Featuring music by Thoa Nguyen and The Yellow Dress, along with authors Peter Orner, Andrew Sean Greer, Damion Searls, Barbara Jane Reyes, Word for Word Performing Arts Company, and a short film from Wholphin....more