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The Decemberists: Merriweather Post Pavilion

Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 5 June 2015

EARLY IN THE Decemberists' show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion Thursday night, silver-suited lead singer Colin Meloy was explaining how one of his songs started as a ploy to get his then-4-year-old son to eat his food. Strumming his acoustic guitar without the band, he sang two verses of 'Hank, Eat Your Oatmeal,' a bouncy, standard-issue modern-rock song.

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