Abigail Bobo

Abigail Bobo

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandFolkRock

I play a small folk harp with strong rhythm and sing clear, literature inspired lyrics. It's Folk/Rock/Americana with a twist; a blast from the past with striking modernity.

Biography

When you live in the mountains, you find a peace, a restlessness, a sweetness, and a wildness that well up from your spirit.

Abigail Bobo found this spirit within her during an ice storm on the Duck River Mountain Ridge in February 2011. As she sat inside her home by the fire with her Celtic harp, a leather journal, a Regina Spektor record, and a copy of The Merchant of Venice, Abigail discovered her own spirit of music.

With strong rhythm, soaring melodies, and literature-inspired lyrics, Abigail has crafted a sound all her own. It combines the best of Abigail’s musical loves; alternative, rock, and folk. The sound is honest, wild, traditional and free with an unconventional twist.

Perhaps the unconventional twist comes from her unorthodox method of playing her already off the wall instrument, which is celtic lever harp. Whether she’s making driving plucking sounds or strumming it with the backs of her fingernails or all out beating on the soundboard, harp has never sounded this wild before.

Or perhaps the twist comes with her haunting voice. Abigail trained at Belmont Academy in their classical voice program for three years, but she never forgot her roots in traditional folk. The result is a free, soaring voice with a minor key edge.

Or perhaps the lack of convention is caused by her lyrics. Abigail pulls inspiration from ancient folk tunes and literature, most notably Shakespeare. She then pulls this inspiration into the present with an acute awareness of modern emotions. With themes of war, broken hearts, pain, ancestral roots, healing, forgiveness, and hope, this music will strike a chord in your own heart.

Or perhaps the twist of this music lies in Abigail herself.

Abigail took almost an entire year to form and record her album. She released the album, titled Jubilation, on Amazon and iTunes in November 2011 and is making a name for herself as an engaging, skilled and personable performer.

Discography

Jubilation, LP, released November 2011. Available on iTunes and Amazon.

Children of Our Ancestors, music video recorded live in the woods, released April 1, 2012.

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