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A month after turning 17, Donivan Berube left home and disassociated himself from the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses, thus bearing excommunication from all family and friends forever. There he took off to travel the continent by tent, touring internationally while releasing albums on small labels as Blessed Feathers. In the time since, he’s worked as an English teacher in Huaycán, Peru, a librarian in Big Sur, California, a luthier in Arizona, and taken solo long-distance bicycle tours across the United States, France, Iceland, and Ireland. He is a recipient of the Viola Award for Excellence In Music alongside features in NPR's Morning Edition, Paste Magazine, and Vinyl Me, Please, while his writing has appeared in publications such as American Trails and the book 100 Albums You Need On Vinyl and Why. He is currently cycling from Alaska to Argentina.

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