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Let's Revisit Big Thief's First Radio Appearance

The staff at opbmusic stumbled upon Big Thief during a chance encounter at SXSW in early 2016. For most of us, they were the surprise of the festival, so we jumped at the opportunity to record an in-studio session with the band at our headquarters in Portland, Ore., just a week later.

We didn't know it at the time, but this visit was Big Thief's first radio appearance. Although they seemed a tad nervous in person, the performance was absolutely fantastic and featured songs from their debut record, Masterpiece, an album we hadn't even heard at the time.

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