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Jake Xerxes Fussell Shares "Furniture Man" via Aquarium Drunkard.

Jake Xerxes Fussell Shares “Furniture Man” via Aquarium Drunkard.

After presenting debut single via NPR Music’s Songs We Love, the Durham, North Carolina singer and guitarist now shares “Furniture Man,” a desperate tale of poverty, dispossession, and imminent homelessness, as relevant and heartrending now as it was when first recorded in the 1920s. Aquarium Drunkard calls him “a national treasure.” Jake plays Chapel Hill tonight and opens for Wilco this month and next in Chicago and New York.

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Pre-order Jake Xerxes Fussell's What in the Natural World + Hear "Peaches" via NPR.

Pre-order Jake Xerxes Fussell’s What in the Natural World + Hear “Peaches” via NPR.

As we brace ourselves for this week’s ersatz presidential pomp, rank and rancorous politics, and righteous protests and marches, please allow us to ask one philosophical question no pundit but Jake Xerxes Fussell is asking: “Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?” Today NPR Music premiered this first Natural Question from Jake’s forthcoming album, with Laura Snapes writing that his “burly, winking voice is made for storytelling.”

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