Practising her songs while working in her mother's laundromat, California based singer-guitarist Thao Nguyen is something of a six string driven fireball on stage. Armed with an electro acoustic and an almost conversation style of vocal, she delivers hair-raising sets that have brought the house down all over Europe and the States. While listening to Motown, and later blues and folk, Nguyen realised she wanted to perform and began learning guitar aged 12. Along with bassist and keyboardist Adam Thompson, Nguyen released Thao and The Get Down Stay Down's latest alt folk album, We The Common, in March of this year. You can catch them on tour with The Lumineers in November.