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  • Colin Meloy Colin Meloy is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist known primarily as the frontman for the folk-rock band The Decemberists. The Decemberists released a brand new live album We All Raise Our Voices to the Air on March 13, 2012. In addition to his main project, he has also fronted the bands Happy Cactus, Tarkio, and his own solo project, mainly covering other artists. He is also the author of a children’s book titled Wildwood. The Montana native has lived in Portland since 1999.
  • Tucker Martine Tucker Martine is a Grammy nominated producer, composer, and musician. He has worked with a large variety of artists, from My Morning Jacket and The Decemberists to Laura Veirs and Bill Frisell. The Nashville native combines modern recording techniques with more traditional practices in order to create a sound that brings out the unique qualities of the acts with whom he is working. He has lived in Portland, OR, for 5 years; he runs Flora Recording & Playback there. In 2009 Paste named him one of the 10 Best Producers of the Decade.

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