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IN A CITY that has as many musicians as it does trees, Krist Krueger is one of the most prolific. Under the Southerly moniker, and in conjunction with OPB Radio, Krueger wrote, recorded, and released a song each week for 22 weeks. It was the second time he'd undertaken such a project. "Part of the purpose for the Song-a-Week series was to showcase that I don't really write in one style," says Krueger. Another part is the rush that comes with the immersion in creativity. What's more impressive and more important than Krueger's schedule is the thread of quality that ties together his work as Southerly. Songs are not dashed off. They are all rigorous, composed, and fully realized studio executions more Beatles than Daniel Johnston. - Andrew Tonry / Portland Mercury