The Sound of Young America: Live at Bumbershoot with Jonathan Coulton, PWRFL Power & Rhett Miller of the Old 97s

14th October 2008

Rhett Miller, photographed by Chris Graham Last month we were live at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle. Our shows included three fantastic music performances — Jonathan Coulton, PWRFL Power and Rhett Miller of the Old 97s (above). In addition to the podcast version of this show, you can download individual songs from […]

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Rhett Miller, photographed by Chris Graham

Last month we were live at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle. Our shows included three fantastic music performances — Jonathan Coulton, PWRFL Power and Rhett Miller of the Old 97s (above). In addition to the podcast version of this show, you can download individual songs from the direct links included below.

Jonathan Coulton
is the internet’s leading serio-comic troubador. He’s blazed a trail for independent musicians everywhere, blending comedy with subtle character studies. In 2006, we interviewed Coulton on The Sound of Young America. Later that year, Coulton performed as part of our Live in New York show.

Jonathan Coulton – Skullcrusher Mountain (MP3)
Jonathan Coulton – I Feel Fantastic (MP3)

PWRFL Power is Kaz Nomura, a classical guitar virtuoso and indie pop stylist. He rocketed to the top of the Seattle Music scene over the last two years with sweet, simple songs backed by sometimes baroque guitar lines. He recently self-released a self-titled LP.

PWRFL Power – A Wonderful Ghost (MP3)
PWRFL Power – Baby Tiger (MP3)

Rhett Miller jumped out of an airplane and onto our stage at Bumbershoot. He’s best known as the frontman of the country-rock band The Old 97s, and has also released music under his own name. He rocked our crowd with two Old 97s classics. (Special note: please excuse the awkward mix on Dance With Me, we had a verse worth of trouble with the house sound system).

Rhett Miller – Dance With Me (Into the Ocean) (MP3)
Rhett Miller – Timebomb (MP3)

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