Aoife O’ Donovan and Noam Pikelny
Tuesday, November 4, 7:00pm
Strings is excited to welcome Grammy-winning banjoist, Noam Pikelny with Aoife O’Donovan. Perhaps the greatest banjo player in a growing movement of young and upcoming bluegrass musicians, Noam is a founding member of the hugely successful bluegrass group the Punch Brothers, and was previously in Leftover Salmon as well as the John Cowan Band. Aoife O’Donovan is best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass band Crooked Still and a member of the female folk-noir trio, Sometymes Why. Aoife (pronounced “ee-fuh”) has also recently written songs for Alison Krauss, and toured with Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour.Click here to visit Naom Pikelny's website
Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which The Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation.” In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.
Aoife O’ Donovan is known as the lead singer of Crooked Still and Sometymes Why, and for singing on the 2013 Grammy winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan. The stunning versatility and appeal of her voice has brought her to the attention of some of the most eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz, from Alison Krauss and Punch Brothers, to the Boston Pops and Dave Douglas.
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Click here to visit Aoife O' Donovan's website