Aoife O'Donovan At Grand Ole Opry
Guitar player and vocalist, Aoife O’Donovan, made her splash on the music scene in 2001 when she formed the folk band Crooked Still with three other music students in the Boston area. The band quickly gained popularity and began to tour the country after releasing their first album, Hop High. In 2005, while still a member of Crooked Still, O’Donovan formed the contemporary/neo-traditional folk noir trio Sometymes Why. The trio immediately released their debut CD, Sometimes Why, later that year. O’Donovan continued to play with both bands releasing Shaken By A Low Sound with Crooked Still in 2006, Still Crooked in 2008, and Your Heart Is A Glorious Machine with Sometymes Why in 2009.
After releasing so many albums, O’Donovan was definitely garnering some attention in the folk music world. Most notably, bluegrass musician Alison Krauss who recorded O’Donovan’s song, “Lay My Burden Down” on her album Paper Airplane. In 2010, O’Donovan struck out on her own and released Blue Light. She signed a record deal with Yep Roc Records and will release her full length debut album Fossils in summer 2013.