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Aoife O’Donovan: Age of Apathy

Sat 4 Feb 2023
Folk

Aoife O’Donovan: Age of Apathy

Kings Place welcomes Grammy award-winnning songwriter and musician Aoife O’Donovan, for a special performance of her third solo album, Age of Apathy, a record produced by Joe Henry with album guest performances by Allison Russell and Madison Cunningham.


Reflection, remembrances, and self-reckoning combine on Aoife O’Donovan’s third solo album, where her gift for tantalizing poetry is woven into a soundscape more rich and vivid than any she’s created before. Age of Apathy is an album that traces a journey through grown-up life and ponders the question facing both singer and listener alike: what do you want from yourself?

O’Donovan is an Irish-American singer and Grammy award-winning songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the string band Crooked Still and she also co-founded the Grammy Award-winning female folk trio I’m with Her. She has released three critically acclaimed studio albums: Fossils (2013), In the Magic Hour (2016), and Man in a Neon Coat: Live from Cambridge (2016), as well as multiple noteworthy EPs, including Blue Light (2010), Peachstone (2012), In the Magic Hour: Solo Sessions (2019), and Bull Frog’s Croon (and Other Songs) (2020). She also spent a decade contributing to the radio variety shows Live from Here and A Prairie Home Companion. Her first professional engagement was singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers.

She has performed, recorded and collaborated with a large variety of acclaimed musicians including Karan Casey, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Edgar Meyer, Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma. Her songwriting has also led her to be featured in films and television and came to the attention of Alison Krauss, who recorded Aoife’s song ‘Lay My Burden Down’ on her album Paper Airplane and is used in the film Get Low (2010 Sony Pictures).

Reviews

‘A set of quietly startling songs that are at once intimate and ambitious, autobiographic and metaphysical’ — The New York Times

‘Stunning’ — Rolling Stone

‘The Irish American singer-songwriter taps into the propulsion of prime Joni Mitchell: a restless mind bouncing against the blur of one’s surroundings’ — Pitchfork

Date:Sat 4 Feb 2023
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One
Availability:Tickets available
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