Today's music comes from the smokey-voiced American singer/songwriter Aoife O'Donovan, whose wonderful new solo album, Fossils, has just been released. (We listened to her collaborations with Chris Thile, Yo Yo Ma, and Crooked Still on a previous Monday morning.)
Above,"Red & White & Blue & Gold," a song from the new album, performed for a recent Folk Alley Session.
Below, "The Beekeeper," performed at the Loveless Cafe for Music City Roots in late May.
Above, the 2010 video for"Half of What We Know," with her terrific roots band, Crooked Still (which she still plays with when she's not involved with other projects). They're based in Boston.
Last, O'Donovan sings "Tears of Healing/After the Rain" (by Mark Simos) with the musical group Childsplay.
If you'd like a little more O'Donvan this morning, try these two: her beautiful bluegrass-inflected song "Lay My Burden Down" (which has been covered by Alison Krauss and others), and her lovely, gentle rendition of the Richard Thompson classic, Vincent Black Lightening."