January 21, 2013
Aoife O'Donovan (pronounced EEF-ah) has gained recognition collaborating with thelikes of Ollabelle, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Noam Pikelny and Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers). Most recently she has recorded and performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile as a guest vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Sony Masterworks Oct 2011). For the past 10 years, Aoife has been fronting the alt-bluegrass/string band Crooked Still. Aoife has performed with the Boston Pops and the Utah Symphony Orchestra and has appeared on countless radio and television programs. Her natural talent for songwriting recently came to the attention of Alison Krauss, who recorded Aoife's song Lay My Burden Down, which is included on Alison's album Paper Airplane (2011 Rounder Records). Aoife and her band will release her first solo record in May 2013.