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David Van Auken is an Oregon-based guitarist and filmmaker who's studied early-American acoustic music for over a decade. 

His original compositions grasp at old traditions, conjuring the familiar while evoking landscapes for the future. 

David's work in documentary film originated during his studies in cultural anthropology and continues to approach subjects with an ethnographic lens.  

David has performed in venues throughout the Portland, Oregon area and beyond.   His music has been featured on radio programs around the globe, including  NPR WBUR Boston, WVKR New York, KEXP Seattle, KCUR Kansas City, and more! 

His short documentaries have screened at several film festivals and theaters throughout the United States.

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