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McKeown’s skill on multiple instruments — particularly guitar, piano, banjo, and mandolin — earned her additional gigs, including a spot in the band Voices on the Verge and guest appearances on albums by Dan Bern, Andy Stochansky, 10,000 Maniacs, Martin Sexton, and Dar Williams. Her solo career remained at the top of her agenda, however, and she returned to the studio to record a standards album, Sing You Sinners, in 2006. Hundreds of Lions followed in 2009, marking McKeown’s first release for Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe label. McKeown also joined the board of the Future of Music Coalition and was a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society in 2012. For 2013’s politically minded Manifestra — which was funded via the PledgeMusic platform by her fans in six days — McKeown co-wrote a song with MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow, collaborated with Polly Paulusma and Ryan Montbleau on other tracks and released the album on her own imprint, TVP Records.