with Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Aoife O’Donovan is a gifted singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music radiates with a timeless charm and contemporary allure. Born on November 18, 1982, 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 as a collaborator with renowned artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Sara Watkins.
O’Donovan’s solo career has also flourished, marked by critically acclaimed albums like In the Magic Hour and Bull Frogs Croon. Her music resonates with listeners on a deep emotional level, and her performances are a testament to her extraordinary talent and artistry. O’Donovan continues to enchant audiences worldwide with her soul-stirring music and unwavering passion for storytelling through song. At Big Ears, she will perform alongside the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra.