Aoife O’Donovan with Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
with Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Aoife O’Donovan is a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music radiates with a timeless charm and contemporary allure. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Aoife (pronounced EE-fa) began her musical journey at a young age, eventually blossoming into a celebrated artist known for her captivating vocals and heartfelt compositions. With a diverse range of influences, including folk, bluegrass, and indie rock, O’Donovan’s distinctive sound weaves together intricate melodies and introspective lyrics. She gained widespread recognition as a founding member of the progressive folk band Crooked Still and later with I’m With Her (with bandmates Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz).
Deemed “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, she has released three critically-acclaimed and boundary-blurring solo albums including 2022’s boldly orchestrated and literarily crafted Age Of Apathy. The album received 3 Grammy nominations (including Best Folk Album) and included the song “B61” – awarded Folk Alliance International’s Song Of The Year. O’Donovan continues to enchant audiences worldwide with her soul-stirring music and unwavering passion for storytelling through song. She will release her new album All My Friends in March 2024 – which through the founder the Women’s Suffrage movement. At Big Ears, she will perform alongside the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra.