Aoife O’Donovan Releases Official Video for Porch Light and Continues ‘In the Magic Hour’ Tour

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AOIFE O’DONOVAN RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “PORCH LIGHT”

PERFORMS THE SONG WITH CHRIS THILE LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION IN THE MAGIC HOUR TOUR CONTINUES IN THE MAGIC HOUR OUT NOW

“Aoife O’Donovan’s singing is almost too gorgeous for its own good. The Brooklyn balladeer has one of those beautiful, breathy, so-intimate-it’s-almost-anonymous voices…” — Washington Post

“With her complex second solo album, In the Magic Hour (Yep Roc), conservatory-trained singer Aoife O’Donovan consolidates her strengths….rarely has devastation sounded so beautiful.” —Chicago Reader

 “… the new splendid new In the Magic Hour, recalls the Americana delicacy of Alison Krauss but with a far spookier and more fanciful feel.” –Lexington Heard Leader

“…a meditation on solitude and life and death and nostalgia and on looking back to your childhood.” —Mother Jones

Critically acclaimed musician/songstress Aoife O’Donovan releases the official video for “Porch Light” today (share/embed). Fresh off a series of sold-out headlining shows, she performed the song live alongside Chris Thile (who also guests on the album version of the track) for the first time on Saturday’s taping of A Prairie Home Companion.

True to the familial theme of O’Donovan’s recently released second solo album In The Magic Hour, the video was created by O’Donovan’s cousin Alex Henes with Alex Huninghake and Anthony Tocchio and shot around the Los Feliz in Los Angeles, CA.

“A few months ago, I was sitting at the Troubadour in LA having a beer with my cousin, filmmaker Alex,” Aoife said. “I’d been thinking of some sort of weird animation for ‘Porch Light’ with a very literal take on the lyrics, and what he created is perfect. I love the splashes of color — they really evoke the “life of restlessness” mood.”

O’Donovan continues to tour in support of her highly praised In the Magic Hour. Following upcoming appearances with the Orlando Philharmonic and A Prairie Home Companion, O’Donovan will hit many summer festivals, including stops at Nelsonville Music Festival and at the renowned Newport Folk Festival. A full list of dates is below.

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 props from the New York TimesNPR and President Obama, who included a track on his 2015 summer vacation playlist.

Written in the wake of her grandfather’s death, the album is a “gorgeous” (Rolling Stone Country) and “exhilarating…exploratory” (MOJO 4-star) 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 TOUR DATES

April 27 – Orlando Philharmonic Presents – Orlando, FL

May 7 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*

May 14 – INB Performing Arts Center – Spokane, WA*

May 27 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH ^

May 28 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD

May 31 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI

June 1 – G.A.R. Hall – Peninsula, OH

June 2 – Nelsonville Music Festival – Nelsonville, OH

June 3 – Iowa Arts Festival – Iowa City, IA

June 4 – Ogden Music Festival – Ogden, UT

June 5 – Pagosa Folk ‘n Bluegrass – Pagosa Springs, CO

June 24 – The Kennedy Center – Washington, DC#

June 25 – The Kennedy Center – Washington, DC#

June 26 – Funhouse Fest – Williamsburg, VA

July 1 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA*

July 8 – Peace Center – Greenville, SC **

July 9 – Hayti Heritage Center – Durham, NC

July 10 – Red Wing Roots Festival – Mount Solon, VA

July 17 – Club Helsinki – Hudson, NY

July 22 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

August 15-28 – Alaska Cruise*

September 17 – Fresh Grass Festival – North Adams, MA

*A Prairie Home Companion

^supporting Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

#with Punch Brothers, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, I’m With Her

**supporting The Lone Bellow

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Source:  Press Release

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