Aoife O'Donovan is known as the lead singer of Crooked Still and Sometymes Why, and for singing on (2013) Grammy winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan., She has collaborated with some of the most eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz, from Alison Krauss and Chris Thile, to Gabriel Kahane and Dave Douglas. She has performed alongside Lenny Kravitz, Punch Brothers, The Boston Pops, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sam Bush, Sara Watkins, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Jesca Hoop, The Milk Carton Kids, and the list goes on. Her debut solo album "Fossils", produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Tift Merritt) was released on Yep Roc Records June 11 in the US, and Aug 5 worldwide. Aoife's debut release garnered a good amount of press, Sunday NY Times feature on June 2, The Wall Street Journal premiered the single (Red & White & Blue & Gold), NY Times premiered the album (Press Play feature), NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, NPR Folk Alley, WNYC Soundcheck (http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/2013/may/09/aoife-odonovan-in-studio/ ), WFUV Session, full features in American Songwriter and Acoustic Guitar, and her album, Fossils is featured as a must listen summer album by Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/summer-music-preview-the-seasons-must-hear-albums-20130520/aoife-odonovan-fossils-6-11-19691231 This tender-voiced 30-year-old, along with Punch Brothers member, Chris Eldridge will be bringing her talents to the eclectic, warm bistro, the House Cafe in DeKalb IL.
Opening for Aoife is the talented, Kristin Andreassen. Kristin is an award-winning songwriter and composer of music for both children & adults. Her songwriting is influenced by her love of American traditional music. Kristin has toured throughout North America, Australia & Europe, mostly with her stringband Uncle Earl (with Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves).
The House Cafe (View)
263 E. Lincoln HIghway
DeKalb, IL 60115