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Portland, OR

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Speechwriters LLC is/are difficult to describe, unless you're ready to take some liberties with the English tongue. They was (am?) initially conceived as a cautious alliance between West Coast songwriters Dave Lowensohn and Misha Chellam, who quickly became inseparable and have spent most of the 21st century touring the country in borrowed minivans. They have since managed to strike a delicate balance between California sunshine and Northwest navel gazing, resulting in a weirdly three dimensional folk-pop that resonates with Red and Blue staters alike.

The Speechwriters have won countless, meaningless awards, and once loaned Jay Farrar their amp. They currently divide their time between Portland and Vietnam, which isn't nearly as impressive once you realize there's two of them.
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