After years of careful rebellion against his origins, Ernest Greene’s inner country boy is starting to come out.


The synth-pop singer/keyboardist, aka Washed Out, was raised in the sun-kissed climes of Macon, Ga., on an actual peach orchard, where his parents and their friends baptized him in the Southern, blues-inflected rock of the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and, the pride of Macon, the Allman Brothers Band. Or at least that was the idea.


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