About
Fossils:


In the decade since Aoife O'Donovan founded the acclaimed progressive string band Crooked Still, she's collaborated with some of the most eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz, from Alison Krauss and Chris Thile to Yo-Yo Ma and Dave Douglas. She'll step to the fore this summer with her debut solo album, Fossils, produced by Tucker Martine and out June 11 on Yep Roc.

Fossils
by Aoife O'Donovan


Track listing:

  1. Lay My Burden Down
  2. Briar Rose
  3. Thursday's Child
  4. Red & White & Blue & Gold
  5. Beekeeper
  6. Fire Engine
  7. Pearls
  8. Glowing Heart
  9. I'm Alone
  10. Oh, Mama

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About Aoife O'Donovan:

Aoife O'Donovan, of Boston and Brooklyn, NY, is the lead singer of Crooked Still and Sometymes Why and sang on The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile. She has collaborated with some of the most eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz, from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas. She'll step to the fore this summer with her debut solo album, Fossils, out June 11.

From the publisher:

Featuring 10 original songs by O'Donovan and contributions from friends and frequent collaborators like Sam Amidon and Dave Douglas, the album was recorded in Portland, OR, and Aoife's adopted home of New York City. Album opener "Lay My Burden Down" may already be familiar to music fans via Alison Krauss' interpretation of the track on her 2011 album 'Paper Airplane,' but the swirling arrangements and glistening harmonies on Fossils hold many surprises. The intimate "Thursday's Child" and languid, wistful "Red & White & Blue & Gold" are hypnotic in their delicacy, while "Beekeeper" and "Fire Engine" show the forceful power and resolute grace drawn from the deep well of emotion in Aoife's voice.

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From the Prairie Home Companion archive:

"Red and White and Blue and Gold"

"Lay My Burden Down"

"Oh, Mama"

An interview with Aoife

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