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Grammy Award-winning folk musician Aoife O’Donovan comes to Beaver Creek

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Aoife O’Donovan is well-known as a lead singer in multiple bluegrass and folk bands and as a popular collaborator with Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma and “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor.
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If you go …

What: Aoife O’Donovan.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.

Cost: $28.

More information: Tickets are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting http://www.vilarpac.org.

BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center will present prolific singer-songwriter and folk musician Aoife O’Donovan today at 7:30 p.m. O’Donovan is well-known as a lead singer in multiple bluegrass and folk bands and as a popular collaborator with Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma and “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor.

O’Donovan, a native of Newton, Massachusetts, first rose to widespread popularity in 2011 when Krauss recorded her song “Lay My Burden Down” on the album “Paper Airplane.” Her songs have been featured in the television shows “True Blood” and “Private Practice,” as well as in the film “Get Low.”

‘In the Magic Hour’

She has released two full-length solo albums, including 2013’s “Fossils” and the new album “In The Magic Hour,” which was released on Jan. 22. Collaboratively, she has released eight other albums as lead singer of the bluegrass band Crooked Still and as a member of the female folk-noir trio Sometymes Why.

In 2011, O’Donovan collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma on the album “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” which won two Grammy Awards, including Best Folk Album. She is also a frequent special guest and featured performer on “A Prairie Home Companion” and is featured on “A Prairie Home Companion’s” album “Duets 2,” where she performed “Love’s Old Sweet Song” with show-runner Keillor.

“Sweetness and sadness find a tenuous balance in the voice of Aoife O’Donovan,” writes Nate Chinen, of The New York Times. “(She) evokes the reverberant chamber-pop obsessions of Grizzly Bear and the lush austerity of Alison Krauss.”


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