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The Low Anthem began in 2006 as a collaboration between Ben Knox Miller, a folk musician, poet, and painter from New York's Hudson River Valley and Jeff Prystowsky, jazz bassist and baseball scholar from Jersey. The place was Providence, RI, a post-industrial city reborn as a college town and artistic hotbed. Attending Brown, the two bonded as DJs on WBRU's freeform graveyard shift and as teammates in the wood bat summer leagues in rural Connecticut, their mutual interests in Americana, baseball, and morally agnostic narrative necessitated the formation of The Low Anthem. They began collaborating with classical composer and NASA technician Jocie Adams at Brown University in November 2007. [+]