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We Were Pirates Photos with Mates of State at Rock & Roll Hotel
New EP Coming Soon // Release Show at Rock & Roll Hotel on Saturday, 2/2!

Good news! New music is on the way soon. And we’ve booked a release show at Rock & Roll Hotel in DC for Saturday, February 2 to celebrate the release. Save the date and please help us out by ordering your tickets now here. Thanks friends! See you soon…..

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'The Three of Us' from the 'Break-Up' Episode of This American Life

This American Life re-ran the ‘Break Up’ episode this week. Here’s a cover of ‘The Three of Us’ I recorded for a song contest they did when the episode first aired years ago.

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I Sang Backup for The Mynabird's Tiny Desk Concert!

The Mynabirds Tiny Desk concert is up now. It was a pretty incredible experience getting to sing back up for my extremely talented cousin, Laura Burhenn, and meet a bunch of new friends. Thanks to Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, & everyone at NPR Music for having us!

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Video of "I Don't Know" Performance at The Kennedy Center

Here’s video of our performance of “I Don’t Know” at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage last month. Presented by Hometown Sounds.

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2016 Mix.

I’m keeping the tradition alive! I made a mix with some of my favorite songs from this year. I got a little carried away and it’s three and a half hours long. But in my defense, even though the world completely fell apart, a lot of really good music came out in 2016.

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Photos From our Kennedy Center Show

We got to play a show at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage last Friday! It was a really great night and we are very grateful to Paul and Tony from Hometown Sounds for setting it up.

Many thanks to Lisa for bringing her camera and taking some photos.

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We're Playing The Kennedy Center!

We are incredibly excited to be playing a show at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage next Friday, December 9. Our good friends Paul and Tony at Hometown Sounds were kind enough to invite us to play and we're so stoked. We will also have a special guest. Our pal Gavin Fallow will be joining us on violin for part of the set, just to class things up a bit.

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Photos From a Secret Sofar Sounds Show in DC…

We played a secret Sofar Sounds show on Friday at Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle. Stay tuned for a video coming at some point. Thanks to Lisa Boggs for bringing her camera and taking a few photos. We had a great time...

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We Played REI DC's Grand Opening...

We had a blast playing a Rock-n-Romp show over the weekend for the Grand Opening of REI in DC with the homies Olivia Mancinia & the Mates and The NRIs. And Biz Markie played a little later. Yeah, that's right. We opened for Biz Markie.....kind of.

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#TBT to This American Life Playing a WWP Song...

This American Life has a new app out called Shortcut that lets you create clips from the show. Here's a throwback to the time they played, 'A Strange Experience' from the Dear Mr. Watterson score. It's a great episode on an important topic. You can listen here.

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We Were Pirates Interviewed on Morning Edition!

Hi friends,

As I mentioned in last week's post, Kate and I got to go to NPR headquarters in DC do an interview for Morning Edition. They posted it online and you can stream it here.

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Local NPR Station WAMU Played ‘The Cheapening’

Thanks so much to our local DC area NPR affiliate, WAMU for playing 'The Cheapening' on Wednesday. I was actually listening at the time and got to catch it live. So cool. They're featuring all local interstitial music for the summer. It's been great hearing Oddisee, Deleted Scenes, The Sea Life.... Lots of really good stuff.

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Morning Edition Theme...

NPR's Morning Edition recently put out a call for musicians to re-imagine their theme music, and I finally had a chance to throw something together. Kate Rears Burgman came through with the cello and I played/recorded the rest of the instruments in my home studio.

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We're Coming Back to Charlottesville!

Charlottesville! We are very happy to be coming back to play a FREE acoustic show with our buddy, Michael Coleman. We were fortunate to get to share the stage with him a couple years ago. Looking forward to another great night at The Garage.

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New WWP Album, Matter, Out Now!

Today is the big day! The new album, Matter, is out. You can get it now at: iTunes  //  Bandcamp  //  Spotify  //  CD Baby (physical cd)  //  Amazon mp3

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