Thao Nguyen

Feature

Friday, February 22, 2008

At 23, Thao Nguyen is poised for her breakout. Her new record, We Brave Bee Stings and All, is getting national attention, but Thao's heart stays close to home in the Northern Virginia. That's where she taught herself guitar while working at the coin laundry owned by her mother, an immigrant bringing up Thao on her own. We sent Jesse Dukes to meet up with Thao and her mother Nanh at the laundromat to find out how she grew into a rock star.

    Music Playlist
  1. Beat
    Artist: Thao
    Album: We Brave Bee Stings and All
    Label: Kill Rock Stars
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Bag of Hammers
    Artist: Thao
    Album: We Brave Bee Stings and All
    Label: Kill Rock Stars
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Feet Asleep
    Artist: Thao
    Album: We Brave Bee Stings and All
    Label: Kill Rock Stars
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Fear and Convenience
    Artist: Thao
    Album: We Brave Bee Stings and All
    Label: Kill Rock Stars
    Purchase: Amazon

Contributors:

Jesse Dukes

Comments [6]

Joel from Portland, OR

I really enjoyed this interview and can't wait to see Thao with the Get Down Stay Down when they roll through PDX this next week and maybe at Sasquatch Festival in a couple months. Cheers to Studio 360 for sharing.

Mar. 03 2008 01:18 AM
Janina

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview/article. Thao is so talented and really down to earth. I can't wait to buy her CD. Good luck!

Feb. 27 2008 12:57 PM
sarah from u.s.

what a wonderful story!!!

Feb. 25 2008 01:06 PM
eddie from wa

A very touching story. Her mom reminds me of my mom:)

Feb. 24 2008 10:45 PM
ruth miale from nj

a great story! Good luck to Thao! Congrats to her mom!

Feb. 23 2008 08:08 AM
. from nyc

sounds good!

Feb. 22 2008 04:07 PM

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