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March 1, 2017

This Song: Rhett Miller of Old 97s

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Rhett Miller, lead singer and songwriter of Old 97’s, explains how seeing a Jewish Lesbian Folk Singer named Phranc  sing Bob Dylan’s “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”  helped him realize  how music connects and saves us all.

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