This would have been a great video for a 4th of July post. Alas I’ve just become aware it.
Scenes of beaches, bike rides, sparklers and sudden rainstorms sets a leisurely-paced mood of this song of heating romance. O’Donovan’s skills as a songwriter of subtle beauty shines here as guitar, organ and peddle steel echo the flowing river referred to in the lyrics.
Aoife O’Donovan has been on the bluegrass and Americana scene for some time as lead singer for the progressive bluegrass/string band, Crooked Still, and a member of the female folk-noir trio, Sometymes Why. She has also performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile , Noam Pikelny , Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Yo-Yo Ma (Goat Rodeo Sessions.)
“Red & White & Blue & Gold” is from O’Donovan’s excellent new release ‘Fossils.”