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Any musician coming out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin—given the recent success of local artists Bon Iver, S. Carey, and Megafaun—is often seen as a replication of the Eau Claire scene or a sub-par counterpart not worthy of an investment. In this interview with Shane Leonard, a discussion ensues where he chronicles the state of Americana music in 2013 and the foundations of his compositions while taking his audience through a step-by-step process of his rendition of the folk classic "Beautiful Doll" on the banjo. His reactions in this interview encourage listeners to experience how a musician, from the root notes to the final written verse, structures a song and allows an audience to walk into an overlooked musical space inside Eau Claire.
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Langreck, Seth Adam
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