Aoife O'Donovan and Willie Watson at Norton Center
Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced EE-fa) hit the road as the lead singer and principal songwriter/song-finder of Crooked Still, which grew into one of the world’s most acclaimed progressive string groups over the last decade. The versatility and appeal of her voice led to collaborations with everyone from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas, along with a role as vocalist in the Grammy®winning Goat Rodeo Sessions alongside Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma. Now she makes her Weisiger Theatre debut with her new sophomore solo album, In the Magic Hour – chock-full of the singer’s honeyed vocals that Rolling Stone calls “gorgeous.”
Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watsonsteps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. As an original member and founder of the band Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie’s skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments combined with souring vocals unadorned for the first time are a true revelation in Americana music.
About Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts
The Norton Center is home to an annual performing arts season of professional touring presentations. It is also the primary venue on campus for music and theatrical productions, lectures, other convocations and live student entertainment. The Norton Center has two venues: the 1,470-seat Newlin Hall, known for its acoustics, and the warm and intimate 367-seat Weisiger Theatre. The Norton Center also boasts a large art collection with many of the works on display in the Grand Foyer and throughout campus.
For more information call 859-236-4692 or visit nortoncenter.com