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Illiterate Light - November 2019

November’s Artist To Watch is Illiterate Light, a duo – Jeff Gorman and Jake Cochran – from Harrisonburg, Virginia, an hour outside of Charlottesville.

The duo met at college where they bonded over their shared love of music, organic farming, and bicycling. They signed to a major label, Atlantic Records, this year, after several high profile and acclaimed high energy sets at the Newport Folk Festival and Bonnaroo. They recently released their self-titled album, a collection of upbeat, joy-inducing rock and roll songs