The Sound of Young America: Singer-Songwriter St. Vincent

Episode 129

9th August 2010

Annie Clark, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, performs under the moniker St. Vincent. She got her start playing guitar for The Polyphonic Spree and in Sufjan Stevens’ touring band, then struck out on her own.

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The Sound of Young America was in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, four days of performances and workshops from folk, indie, rock, country, and blues musicians.

The singer-songwriter Annie Clark, performing as St. Vincent, sat down with us before performing at the festival. She got her start playing guitar for The Polyphonic Spree and in Sufjan Stevens’ touring band, then struck out on her own, playing almost every instrument on her debut album, Marry Me. In 2008, Clark won the PLUG Independent Music award for Female Artist of the Year.

Clark’s most recent album, Actor, is a striking blend of beautiful vocals, orchestration, and distorted guitar.

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