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.