Thao & the Get Down Stay Down premiere "Peddling My Wares" video


JamBase Favorites Thao & the Get Down Stay Down have released the fourth episode of "Shorts", a short quasi-biopic about the making of the album "We The Common".

Based in San Francisco after growing up in Falls Church, VA, Thao Nguyen first picked up a guitar at age 12. She has worked with a long list of acclaimed artists including Andrew Bird, Mirah, Laura Veirs and producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens) and has recorded a pair of critically acclaimed records for Kill Rock Stars, 2008’s We Brave Bee Stings and All and the aforementioned 2009 release Know Better Learn Faster with her backing band the Get Down Stay Down. Since her last album Thao has worked with the artist advocacy non-profit Air Traffic Control ( and has volunteered extensively with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. This year, in addition to recording her forthcoming album, Thao has toured the U.S. with the nationally syndicated NPR program “Radiolab.”

If you like what you see, head on over to the band's official YouTube channel to see the first three videos in the series and more. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down playing The Bell House in Brooklyn tonight, full tour dates below:

Current Tour Dates:

03/25/13 The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
03/27/13 Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
03/28/13 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
03/29/13 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
03/30/13 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
03/31/13 Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
04/01/13 The Cedar, Minneapolis, MN
04/02/13 Mission Creek Music Festival, Iowa City, IA
04/03/13 The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
04/05/13 The Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
04/06/13 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
04/07/13 Casbah, San Diego, CA
04/08/13 The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
05/25/13 Magness Arena, Denver, CO (with The Head and the Heart)

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