jeremy messersmith | Full Episode | The Lowertown Line

jeremy messersmith performs in front of a live studio audience, and discusses being king of wuss rock, embracing nerd culture, and his fundamentalist upbringing.

Air Date 6/12/17

 
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Recorded in TPT‘s studios with a live audience, The Lowertown Line pairs concert-style musical performance with insightful conversation with the artists. These dynamic performance specials are made possible by the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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