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Watch our interview with Lucy Dacus, who just announced a tour and Milwaukee concert

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Sometimes people will ask me, "What was your favorite interview?" It's a tough question because there are so many people that I have enjoyed talking to. But I would say, in the year of our lord 2021, this interview with Lucy Dacus has been my favorite of the year.

Since I first heard "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore" off her first album, I knew that Lucy Dacus had a strong perspective. Her album "Historian" was my favorite album of the year in 2018. Part of that is who she is as a songwriter: a wordy, emotive storyteller. And part of it is who I am: a wordy, emotive storyteller.

Our lives rhyme. We were born into the church. We thought we could change it from the inside. "I wanted to queer the space," as Lucy told me. We both journal consistently, though never consistently enough. We love our friends but question what love is. Ultimately, my favorite conversations are ones where it feels like you are eavesdropping on two old friends. That's what this was. We even get to the end and Lucy says, "I can't believe that was an interview. That was just a nice chat." And it is.

Lucy Dacus is also coming to Milwaukee! She'll play Feb. 14 at Turner Hall Ballroom. I hope to see you at the show.