For a decade, Aoife O’Donovan 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. Most recently O’Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio “I’m With Her” with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz. Her sophomore album, “In the Magic Hour” produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case), is full of the singer’s honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar. “Aoife O’Donovan’s singing is almost too gorgeous for its own good.” –– Washington Post
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