Last month, singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson jetted on a fall tour to continue pushing his eighth studio effort, "Last of the Great Pretenders," which arrived July 16 on Vanguard. Aiding him with the jaunt is Brian Manning of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Nathanson's agent of 10-plus years. "Matt is the client I've worked with longest in my career," he says. "He's been touring a long time -- a road warrior in the truest sense."

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