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This Album Is Based On A True Story

On our recent trip to Glasgow we made a musical pilgrimage about 6 miles outside the city centre to a venue called Platform. It's a community arts space where residents of the Easterhouse neighborhood (which has historically been known for poverty and equality) can get together and express themselves. Platform is the birthplace of an album "Conflats", based on stories told by members of the Easterhouse community to two musicians: James Graham, lead singer of the Scottish indie punk band The Twilight Sad, and Scottish Album of the Year Award winning artist Kathryn Joseph. We visit Kathryn and James at Platform to hear about the life-changing act of taking other people's stories and turning them into songs.

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