Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Best of Bonnaroo '10 Part 1: She & Him. 17 weeks to go...

In this new weekly feature, I will be counting down the weeks to Bonnaroo 2010 by exploring a group or artist that I am psyched to see. BUY YOUR F-ING TICKETS NOW!

This week's band is She & Him. She & Him is the pet project of indie rock artist and Monster of Folk M. Ward and the beautiful and infinitely talented actress/singer/songwriter Zooey Deschanel. Deschanel and Ward met during the filming of one of Deschanel's films and collaborated on the film's soundtrack. Soon, Ward convinced Deschanel to record some of the songs she had secretly been writing for years, but had been shy about recording. The duo produced an album in 2008, and have been touring off and on in America and Europe, as well as performing at several music festivals.

The band's sound is a melodious throwback to original country and new indie-folk, as Deschanel channels Patsy Cline and Mama Cass. There is a nostalgic feel to most of their tracks, like you could here them on a 60's jukebox in a Missouri diner.

I fully intend on going to this show, meeting Zooey afterwards, falling madly in love with one another, getting married, and starting a beautiful family together just outside of Nashville.

Check out these tracks: "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?", "You Really Got a Hold on Me," and "Sentimental Heart"

Bonnaroo will be June 10-13 in Manchester, TN and is one of the biggest music festivals in the country. For a complete line-up and to order your tickets, go to

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