Theft of the Dial: Father John Misty

Father John Misty
Father John Misty (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Nov 1, 2013

He may say he doesn't want to talk about his music, but Josh Tillman (a.k.a Father John Misty) has strong feelings about the music he listens to in his free time. The eclectic singer-songwriter draws his inspiration from a varity of music genres and he played us some of his current favorite songs.

Playlist

Dirty Three - "Ember"

Michael Hurley - "The Tea Song"

Christopher Tignor - "Cathedral, Part 2"

Arthur Russell - "Eli"

Dory Previn - "The Crooked Christmas Star"

Videos

Dirty Three - "Ember"

Michael Hurley - "The Tea Song"

Christopher Tignor - "Cathedral, Part 2"

Arthur Russell - "Eli"

Dory Previn - "The Crooked Christmas Star"

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    Father John Misty (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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