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FloydFest diehards might remember Aoife O’Donovan from the band Crooked Still, which showed her deep vocal talents along with the neo-grass depth of such players as banjo man Greg Lizst.
These days, O’Donovan — who looks like a grown-up version of “Mad Men” character Sally Draper — is touring with her own act, supporting a haunting and gorgeous Americana album, “Fossils.” She brings the trio to Kirk Avenue Music Hall on Thursday. Check Thursday’s Inside Out or visit music.roanoke.com for details.
On this podcast, we stream music from “Fossils” and talk about a lot of fun stuff. Fun stuff No. 1 — O’Donovan graduated from New England Conservatory with Glenvar High School grad and monstrous drummer Adam Clark. Fun stuff No. 2 — Crooked Still, which has been on hiatus for a couple of years, is likely to hit the festival circuit in the not-too-distant future. Fun stuff No. 3 — Aoife (pronounced Ee-fuh) has a sister, Fionnuala (Fin-oo-luh), who sings with her on “I’m Alone,” which you can hear on this podcast.
Donna the Buffalo plays Saturday at Kirk Avenue Music Hall and Sept. 14 at Chateau Morrisette. Tara Nevins gave us verbal permission to use Donna songs and her own for streaming here, but soundcloud rejected us due to a “possible copywrite violation.” C’est la vie. So here’s a music-free ‘cast. Read the full story.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Hillman and his equally strong musical partner Herb Pedersen return to Kirk Avenue Music Hall on Aug. 16, 2013. We first posted this podcast to roanoke.com in September 2009.
The Sword, featuring Cave Spring High School graduate J.D. Cronise, returns to Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill for an Aug. 21 show. The band continues touring behind its most recent disc, “Apocryphon,” which debuted last year at No. 17 among the Billboard top 200 albums. We spoke with Cronise right about that time, October 2012. Read more and get show details in Saturday’s Extra section of at music.roanoke.com. Note: The Sword’s label, Razor & Tie, declined our request to stream music.