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smithsonianmagazine Thanks for joining everyone! I'll leave you with a picture of Adam's guitar, a Gretsch, hanging backstage in Houston. I've had a great time sharing my work with you and hope you've enjoyed this brief trip across the United States with Two Gallants.
I'd like to extend a huge thanks to @mollyarob for letting me post my work here.
I hope you'll continue to follow me @jonathanlevinson where you'll find updates on this project and photos from stories I'm currently working on (usually in Mexico). #SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #houston @mollyarob @twogallants
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smithsonianmagazine A gas station in southeastern Washington.

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#SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #Washington @mollyarob
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smithsonianmagazine Trying to get comfortable on another long drive.

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smithsonianmagazine Tyson, exhausted after playing in Vancouver.
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smithsonianmagazine This is @jonathanlevinson posting iPhone photos from a month I spent touring the U.S. documenting San Francisco based folk-rock duo Two Gallants (@twogallants) for my project Seems Like Home.
Gas stations and truck stops all start to look the same after a while but occasionally something jumps out at you. Carlton and Carson, two Shih Tzu brothers, wait while their '56 Chevy gets some gas in Kittitas, WA.
#SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #Kittias #Washington @mollyarob
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eliasjuliankopp I have seen the summer sun come rest upon your cheek
And I have seen young Hercules grow feeble and grow weak
Memories of what I gave away
Lost love all the love that's lost along the way
Slow down let me hold you once before you fade #twogallants #memories
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smithsonianmagazine This is @jonathanlevinson posting for Smithsonian Magazine.
Another night, another city, another hotel. The view from the hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. #SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #SaltLakeCity #Utah @mollyarob
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Adam has a lot of "tone insecurities," as he puts it. Even during live performances he frequently kneels down in front of his amps to better hear his guitar and make minor adjustments. Here, Adam soundcheck at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. #SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #Chicago #LincolnHall @mollyarob
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smithsonianmagazine This is @jonathanlevinson posting for Smithsonian Magazine.
An oil well dots the horizon during another long drive across the west, heading to Denver.

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smithsonianmagazine This is @jonathanlevinson posting some iPhone photos from my project Seems Like Home about folk-rock duo Two Gallants.

The van got broken into in Philadelphia and a lot of equipment was stolen. The next morning this gentleman was on his front porch across the street from where we stayed so Tyson asked him if he had seen anything. He was drinking Bombay Sapphire, his grandma's favorite drink, to commemorate the anniversary of her death. After hearing what had happened he insisted that Tyson could use a drink too.
#SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #Philadelphia @mollyarob
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smithsonianmagazine Happy Monday! If you're just joining, my name is Jonathan Levinson (@jonathanlevinson). I'm a multimedia journalist based in Mexico but this week I'm sharing some iPhone photos from a month I spent touring the U.S. documenting San Francisco based folk-rock duo Two Gallants (@twogallants) for my project Seems Like Home.
An oil worker in Ozona, TX.

#SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #Texas #Ozona @mollyarob
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smithsonianmagazine The longest drives and most awe inspiring landscapes were out west. Here, a train parallels highway 80 near Wamsutter, WY on the 8 hour drive from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO.
Head over to my Instagram page (@jonathanlevinson) for updates on this project and to see more of my work.

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smithsonianmagazine This life is hard on the body and the soul but Two Gallants are profoundly passionate about their art. "If you're not playing for other people," says Adam, music "just kind of dies." They both live for that 90 minutes each night when they get to play for a live crowd.

Here, Two Gallants perform at the Waiting Room in Omaha, NE.
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#SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #Omaha #Nebraska @mollyarob
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smithsonianmagazine For 30 days Two Gallants, their sound technician, road manager, and myself spent between 5 and 10 hours a day in this sprinter van. We lived mostly off of truck stop food. Adam and Tyson have been touring for 15 years starting out in an old beat up Suburban. Tyson taught me that corn chips are the healthiest options at truck stops since they have so few ingredients. Adam preferred the one gallon bag of Sour Patch Kids.

This picture was taken in front of an abandoned factory in Bridgeport, CT.
Head over to my Instagram page (@jonathanlevinson) for updates on this project and to see more of my work.

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smithsonianmagazine Good morning Smithsonian followers! My name is Jonathan Levinson (@jonathanlevinson). I'm a multimedia journalist based in Mexico but for the next week I'll be sharing photos from a month I spent touring the U.S. documenting San Francisco based folk-rock duo Two Gallants (@twogallants). I guess I'll start from the end with a picture from the last day of tour. Pictured here at a truck stop on Highway 5 in California's Central Valley making our way north to San Francisco, Adam (left) and Tyson (right), make up Two Gallants. They've been playing music together since 3rd grade and started playing house parties and street corners in San Francisco in 2002. They've been touring ever since.
The multimedia project, Seems Like Home, is about more than just one band. It's about the passion that drives artists to pursue their work, that often leaves them feeling as if they have no other choice. Head over to my Instagram page (@jonathanlevinson) for updates and to see more of my work.
#SeemsLikeHome #TwoGallants #CentralValley #California
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nwotpu "Cock crow in the morning, heard it loud and clear.Asked her for to marry, she answer with a tear.Boy, you have my heart and I know you always will.But that aint enough to hold me 'cause love dont pay the bills."
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Two Gallants - Two Gallants. 2007 Saddle Creek Records. #vinyl #vinyljunkie #vinyligclub #vinyladdict #vinylporn #vinylcollector #recordcollection #record #turntable #lp #33rpm #indie #folk #twogallants
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pattybefit Time to play Ya era hora de que os enseñara como suena mi juguetito.

Haciendo los deberes que me encarga mi querido @chemapa más mal que bien peeero :) somos un grupazo

#brokeneyes #twogallants #folk #cover #tribute #acoustic #guitar #guitargirl #playing #singing #video #musiclover #indie #guitarra #acustico #yamahaguitar
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pattybefit "Te deseo a alguien
que no te diga lo guapa que eres
sino que te lo enseñe,
para que te lo aprendas
sin necesidad de repetírtelo". #elvirasastre
#poema #fotografia #blancoynegro #photography #blackandwhite #swimsuit #retro #flowers #girl #musiclover #twogallants
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