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Aoife O’Donovan’s TV debut 1/16, Prairie Home dates + new song

Early reviews for Aoife O’Donovan‘s latest album, In The Magic Hour (Jan 22/Yep Roc Records) are in: MOJO gave it a 4-star review, calling it “exhilarating and exploratory” and KPCC says “she emerges as a songwriter of grace and beauty to match her voice.” O’Donovan will be bringing her “unforgettable voice” (NPR) and stunning new songs to CBS This Morning for her television debut on 1/16, followed by an extensive North American headlining tour. Full dates below.

To celebrate the announcements, Aoife has shared album track “Porch Light.” Listen here: bit.ly/1Pj2LDa

The 2016 tour finds O’Donovan playing everywhere from NYC’s Bowery Ballroom to Largo in Los Angeles, and includes multiple dates for Prairie Home Companion. O’Donovan will be joined by an all-new band, featuring guitarist Anthony Da Costa and drummer Steve Nistor (Iron and Wine).

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 praise from the NY Times, NPR and more. The new album was written in the wake of her grandfather’s death. Far from gloomy, it is a gorgeous 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.”

Aoife O’Donovan North American Headlining 2016 Tour Dates:
2/19 – Denver, CO – Swallow Hill Music
2/20 – Boulder, CO – E-town
2/21 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
2/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
2/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
2/27 – Carmel, CA – Folktale Winery
2/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
2/29 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic Theatre
3/02 – Monmouth, OR – Western Oregon University
3/03 – Eugene, OR – The Shedd
3/04 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
3/05 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
3/06 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
3/26 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall*
3/30 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
3/31 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
4/01 – Evanston, IL – The Space
4/02 – Indianapolis – The Hi-Fi
4/03 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
4/05 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
4/06 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
4/07 – Vienna, VA – The Barns At Wolf Trap
4/08 – Norfolk, VA – North Shore Point
4/09 – Wilmington, DE – The Baby Grand
4/11 – Northampton, MA – The Parlor Room
4/12 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square
4/13 – Boston, MA – Sinclair
4/14 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/07 – Nashville, TN – Prairie Home Companion
5/14 – Spokane, WA – Prairie Home Companion
6/04 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Music Festival
6/05 – Pagosa Springs, CO – Pagosa Springs Folk N Bluegrass
7/01 – Los Angeles, CA – Prairie Home Companion
7/10 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival

* = with Louisville Symphony

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