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He debuted a song he wrote that same morning. He spoke fondly of his impoverished years living in a warehouse. He pledged that he has no intention of moving to L.A.
, the writer and frontman for the Portland indie band The Decemberists, floored Jian with his marvelously mellow outlook on life. The musician performed a brand new song in front of a packed audience in Portland and confirmed that, yes, he really did write the track just hours before the show.
Meloy also spoke about the final volume in the best-selling Wildwood Chronicles
, a fantastical childrens' series he created with his wife, illustrator Carson Ellis.
AUDIO | Colin Meloy sings Carolina Low on Q
This interview was recorded live in Portland, Oregon last night. Browse the full bouquet of segments inspired by the City of Roses, or explore highlights from the audience perspective.
> The photo featured above comes courtesy of freelance photographer Natalie Behring
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