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Aoife O'Donovan: Red & White & Blue & Gold

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Aiofe O'Donovan is one of those performers.. you may not know her name... but once you hear her voice.. you're not going to forget her. Tony and Maria sat down with the singer to discuss everything from her musical background to her first solo record, "Fossils". They also talked about the show she's playing Saturday night at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica.

Fun Facts About Aoife O'Donovan: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass/string band, Crooked Still, and a member of the female folk-noir trio, Sometymes Why.

2) Her first professional engagement was singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers. She has performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Yo-Yo Ma. O'Donovan has also performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.

3) In 2012, she sang on most of the tracks on the album "Be Still" by the jazz group the Dave Douglas Quintet. During the summer of 2013, she toured with Garrison Keillor and his "A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour."

Aoife O'Donovan is performing Saturday night at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica.

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