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Aoife O'Donovan: Warmly Enveloping Folk, In The Studio

Watch the folk singer perform "Beekeeper" in the Soundcheck studio.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan performs in the Soundcheck studio. Aoife O'Donovan performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Aoife O’Donovan may have spent a decade constructing Fossils, her debut solo album. But as the lead singer of the progressive bluegrass string band Crooked Still -- and more recently as part of the all-star Goat Rodeo ensemble, which features Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile -- she has years of experience honing her craft as a songwriter and composer. But what stands out the most in her music O’Donovan’s voice — it’s enveloping, breathy, and calm.

Set List:

  • "Red & White & Blue & Gold"
  • "Fire Engine"
  • "Beekeeper"

Guests:

Aoife O'Donovan

Comments [2]

Stella J. from West Cork, Ireland

Looking forward to this new album!

May. 07 2013 05:39 PM
Phil from Bear Valley

U'r the youngest Fossil I've ever encountered Aoife! In a strange sort of way, your reference to Fossil is sort of like Grissman, Garcia, Rowen and Grappelli's "Old and in the Way" project they did in the '70's.
Looking forward to the next time our paths cross.
Phil

May. 07 2013 02:29 PM

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