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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When actress Zooey Deschanel teamed up with musician Matt Ward to create She & Him, some dismissed their roots-pop band as a Hollywood vanity project. But their first album sold well for an indie release and drew critical raves. They join us to talk about a follow-up called Volume Two. As they visit New York for two sold-out shows, She & Him join us to play live. Also: Indian tabla master Samir Chatterjee.

She & Him

As the country-pop duo She & Him, actress Zooey Deschanel and musician Matt Ward debuted with an album that sold 176,000 copies -- a big hit in the indie world. The title Volume One suggested more was to come. Today, they return with Volume Two – and a live performance ...

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