Aoife O’Donovan Continues North American Tour; ‘In The Magic Hour’ Garners Critical Acclaim – 20th Century Theater On 4/3

Aoife O'Donovan
Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan, Mark Erelli
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
8pm show, Buy Tickets

“You could hear an under-the-breath “Wow” from someone in a pew in the back as she reached the song’s end,” read the Austin American Statesman review of Aoife O’Donovan’s 2016 SXSW performance last week in Austin, TX.

Showcasing songs from her highly praised second solo album, In The Magic Hour, Aoife O’Donovan continues her North American headlining tour which now includes a series of performances with A Prairie Home Companion. A full list of dates is below.

Written in the wake of her grandfather’s death, the album is a “gorgeous” (Rolling Stone Country) and “exhilarating…exploratory” (MOJO 4-star) ode to her idyllic childhood summers surrounded by family. The Guardian said Aoife possesses “the ability to surprise an audience with the contrast between her gentle appearance at the microphone and the invisible punch of her performance.”

Produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) and including special guests Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Gabriel Kahane among others, In The Magic Hour is Aoife O’Donovan’s follow-up to her 2013 solo debut Fossils, which earned props from the New York Times, NPR and President Obama, who included a track on his 2015 summer vacation playlist.

March 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
March 31 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
April 1 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
April 2 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
April 3 – Cincinnati, OH -20th Century Theatre
April 5 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
April 6 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
April 7 – Vienna, VA – The Barns At Wolf Trap
April 8 – Point Norfolk, VA – North Shore
April 9 – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE
April 11 – The Parlor Room – Northampton, MA
April 12 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square
April 13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
April 4 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 16 – The Town Hall – New York, NY*
May 7 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
May 14 – INB Performing Arts Center – Spokane, WA*
June 4 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Music Festival
June 5 – Pagosa Springs, CO – Pagosa Folk ‘n Bluegrass
June 8 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival
June 9 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Festival
June 10 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Festival
*A Prairie Home Companion date