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Faye Webster performs songs from 'Atlanta Millionaires Club' in The Current studio

Faye Webster performs in The Current studio.
Faye Webster performs in The Current studio.Mary Mathis | MPR
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by Jade

June 19, 2019

Faye Webster - Room Temperature (Live at The Current)
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Faye Webster - Pigeon (Live at The Current)
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Faye Webster - Kingston (Live at The Current)
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It's worth asking Faye Webster about the origins of her song, "Pigeon." In addition to being a musician, Atlanta-based Faye Webster is a photographer and a yo-yo whiz, even going so far as to craft her own custom yo-yo that she dubbed "The Pigeon." But there's something else.

"I sent this dude in Australia a pigeon with a note on its leg, a carrier pigeon, because I liked him," Webster explains. "I sent him a note. It was the first time I ever sent somebody a pigeon, so I had to write a song about it."

Wait … what??

No matter. Webster's songs have a warm, dreamy and nostalgic quality, the origins of which aren't quite so enigmatic. "I listened to a lot of Western swing and old country music just because my mom's from Texas and her whole family is musical," Webster says. "So I grew up around that a lot, just that [music] playing in the car or in the house. And then I guess I found my own music that I liked when I grew up, but I think that [influence has] always kind of been there."

Before their show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Faye Webster and her band stopped in The Current studio to talk to host Jade and to play songs from Webster's album, Atlanta Millionaires Club. Use the audio player above to listen to the complete session.

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Songs Performed

"Room Temperature"
All songs from Faye Webster's 2019 album, Atlanta Millionaires Club, available on Secretly Canadian.

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