Aoife O'Donovan Naked Soul
"The newest darling of the Americana set” -- USA TODAY
For 10 years, Aoife (pronounced EEF-ah) fronted the alt-bluegrass/string band Crooked Still, and has recorded or performed with artists such as Jerry Douglas, Lyle Lovett, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, The Punch Brothers, and more. Aoife grew up in a musical family, immersed in folk music. She went on to study contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music in her hometown of Boston. Since her first professional engagement singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers, she has maintained a wide variety of side projects and collaborations. Aoife has toured in ten different countries, performed with the Boston Pops and the Utah Symphony Orchestra and has appeared on countless radio and television programs.