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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Philadelphia Singer Melody Gardot Goes Global

Melody Gardot, in a screenshot from the music video for “Mira,” off her latest album “The Absence.”

Melody Gardot’s latest album is “The Absence.”

Singer-songwriter Melody Gardot first made a splash on the jazz scene in 2008 with her critically acclaimed CD “Worrisome Heart,” drawing comparisons to Norah Jones and Madeline Peyroux.

The 27-year-old toured throughout the world, with stops in Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. The music of those countries has found its way into her latest album, “The Absence.”

“There’s only so many albums you can write from your apartment on Broad Street before you run out of things to say,” Melody told Here & Now’s Robin Young.

Melody joined Robin for a conversation and a performance, along with her backup singer and guitarist Mitchell Long.

Listen to Melody and Mitchell perform “So Long” on Here & Now:

Watch a music video for “Mira,” from Melody’s latest album:

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