Having grown up in Falls Church, Virginia, Thao Nguyen first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and began performing in a pop country duo in high school. She spent most of her 20s touring, supporting artists like Andrew Bird, Mirah, and producer Tucker Martine. After settling down in San Francisco about a year ago, Thao collected her work and stepped into the studio with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky, The Walkmen). The result is her latest release We the Common. Learn more about Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at her Official Website, “Like” her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter. We are no longer able to offer a free download of “We The Common [For Valerie Bolden].” Check out the Free Download Page for new content.