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The buzz on Seattle's chamber-indie outfit, Hey Marseilles, started in their hometown where they quickly earned praise for their 2008 debut To Travels & Trunks. Now their new one, Lines We Trace, release in March, has taken the buzz national. This band has mastered the art of making songs that are both catchy and meaningful. Check out the video for their latest single, "Heart Beats" below.

Photo by Martin Watson
Singer-songwriter Erin McKeown has spent an average of 200 nights a year onstage over the last decade, and just released her seventh full-length studio album back in January – the very first to her own label – to rave reviews from both XPN and NPR, among others. She has collaborated with the likes of Anais Mitchell, David Wax Museum, and Sean Hayes, and comes to the festival with a repertoire spanning her 12 year career and multiple albums that is sure to blow listeners away.

Listen to the Performance

The powerful roots-stompin', folk-anthem-beltin' dectet we all know and love is making a return to the XPoNential Music Festival. We can't wait to hear fun singalongs like "Home," and their sophomore album "Here" totes hits like "Man On Fire" not worth missing live. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros last played the XPoNential Music Festival in 2010. The boys will release a new self-titled album on July 23!

Listen to the Performance

Photo by Laure Vincent-Bouleau

3 Days | 3 Stages | 40+ Acts

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2009. Look. Listen. Watch.

The 2009 Festival on Flickr

Check out our Flickr photo gallery and upload your photos to the XPoNential Music Festival Group! Go to and relive the weekend.

Archived Performances from '09

Listen to a continuous loop of many of the archived festival performances. Click on an artist link below or from the complete archive list, then select the Listen link.

They Might Be Giants, Peter Bjorn & John, Robert Cray, Yeasayer, Los Straitjackets, Shemekia Copeland, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Steve Forbert, John Wesley Harding, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Low Anthem, Bacon Brothers, Illinois, The Revelations with Tre' Williams, and many others.



885 Countdown

July 24, 2009

What are the songs you can't live without?

885 Desert Island Songs Countdown

Submit your Desert Island Songs and you may win a Cayamo Cruise and a new iPod Touch.

2009 Festival Audio Archives