Aoife O'Donovan in Concert
Rainshadow Recording, in cooperation with Centrum, is very proud to present Aoife O'Donovan in an intimate performance at the Rainshadow Recording Studio.
For a decade, Aoife ODonovan has wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas.
In 2013 ODonovan released her debut solo album, Fossils, a moody collection of original songs with a country lilt. The album garnered praise from The New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed ODonovan the next Americana celebrity. Most recently ODonovan has lent her voice to the folk trio Im With Her with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz.
Aoife ODonovans sophomore album, In the Magic Hour produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) is a 10-song album full of the singers honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar. Written in the wake of ODonovans grandfathers death, In the Magic Hour is her most introspective effort yet, an aching exploration of memory and mortality.
"Aoife O'Donovan's singing is almost too gorgeous for its own good." - Washington Post
Sweetness and sadness find a tenuous balance in the voice of Aoife ODonovan and in the songs on her second albumevokes the reverberant chamber pop observations of Grizzly Bear[;and]; the lush austerity of Alison Krauss. - The New York Times
GorgeousThe sparse-but-intricate arrangements speak to O'Donovan's conservatory training, but are delicately shaded with her pristine voice and smears of electric guitar or wisps of fiddle. - Rolling Stone
Her songs are frequently sun-kissed and feather-like, but sometimes develop a dark beautyexhilarating and exploratory. - MOJO
ODonovan pushes her genres often confining envelope into brave, exciting territory.
- American Songwriter
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