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Frightened Rabbit

Scott Hutchison started Frightened Rabbit in 2003 as a solo project. The name came from Hutchison's mother, who saw how he would retreat into a corner like a "frightened rabbit" in social situations. Clearly, Hutchison has managed to leap the hurdle of social anxiety enough to perform in front of an ever-widening circle of audiences. His trembling, passionate vocals, surrounded by delicately urgent melodies, bring to the expansive pop songs of Frightened Rabbit an authenticity and intimacy that are at once captivating and powerful. 2008's The Midnight Organ Fight was one of that year's most critically acclaimed albums, establishing Hutchison as a purveyor of believably desperate poignancy and nakedly poetic honesty. Now touring in support of The Winter of Mixed Drinks, this Rabbit need not fear disappointing fans old or new.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.

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