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In our latest adventure, we caught Gillian Welch at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay.

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Singer/songwriter Gillian Welch played Humphreys Concerts By the Bay on May 30.
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Welch's musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings.
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Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums together.
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Moviegoers will recognize Welch's voice from her two songs on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.
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Welch's sound is inspired by Appalachian music, bluegrass and Americana.
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Rawlings performing.
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Welch and Rawlings released their fifth studio album, The Harrow & the Harvest, in 2011.
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Welch may have a Southern sound, but she was born in New York.
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She currently resides in Nashville, Tenn.
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Welch and Rawlings usually accompany their vocals with acoustic guitars, banjos or a mandolin.
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Despite Welch being the lead singer, the protagonists of her songs are often male.
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Housse de Racket performed at the Casbah on Tuesday, April 10.
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Members of Housse de Racket posing by the Casbah merch stand.
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Housse de Racket drummer Victor LeMasne.
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Guitarist Pierre Leroux performing with LeMasne.
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Legendary hit-makers Squeeze performed at House of Blues on Tuesday, April 10.
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The band had tons of popular singles in the '70s and '80s.
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Their hits include "Cool For Cats"...
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"Tempted"...
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"Black Coffee in Bed"...
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...and "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)."
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The band hails from London, England.
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Squeeze first formed in 1975, and actually broke up in 1982.
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They reformed in 1985, but broke up again in 1992.
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The band's set list.
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Squeeze reunited as a touring band in 2007.
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Squeeze re-recorded some old songs for the album Spot the Difference in 2010.
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Steve Poltz opened for Squeeze at the April 10 House of Blues show.
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Though a native Canadian, Poltz has long called San Diego his home.
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Poltz co-wrote the hit song "You Were Meant for Me" with Jewel, another San Diego transplant.
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Poltz obtained his degree in political science from the University of San Diego.
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Poltz released his most recent album, Dreamhouse in 2010.
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Folk musician William Fitzsimmons played Anthology on March 8.
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He is best-known for the songs “Passion Play” and “Please Don’t Go."
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The latter song was prominently featured in the show Grey's Anatomy.
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Denison Witmer opened for Fitzsimmons.
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Witmer hails from Lancaster, Pa.
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His acclaimed 2005 album Are You A Dreamer? featured Sufjan Stevens.
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Fitzsimmons' music is inspired by 1970's-era singer-songerwriters like Nick Drake and Cat Stevens.
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Fitzsimmons' own style is often described as "neo-folk."
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