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"A perfect example of what 'Alt-Folk' is...maintaining that troubadour tradition of folk music yet using a lot of modern sounds."
Music Alley Radio host; music producer & recording engineer
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"if Joni Mitchell grew up listening to metal and math rock and had a punk rock mentality, but was like "I'm going to stick with these crazy tunings on acoustic" - you gotta hear it!"
The Crane Wives bassist; music producer & recording engineer
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Musician & singer-songwriter Zoë Ravenwood became a being of pure sound after being bit by a radioactive David Bowie LP in her youth.
Most often described as evoking elements of artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Joni Mitchell, and drawing from a wide ranging and eclectic blend of stylistic influences, Zoë's music has allowed her to connect with thousands of new listeners & fans throughout the US, and beyond.
In 2020 Zoë was an honoree of the Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund, dedicated to highlighting and advancing women in the music industry; and performed at the first-ever digital version of the long-running SisterSpace music festival.
In September 2019 Zoë performed at Washington, DC's HERA Music Fest '19, a festival focusing on promoting female and female-fronted acts, where in addition to her own solo set she also performed a few songs with Jill Sobule.
In 2016 she was featured as one of the 'On The Rise' series of artists at the Floydfest 16 music festival.
Zoë's music has frequently been featured on Washington, DC's NPR affiliate WAMU 88.5 FM's 'Capital Soundtrack' Summer music series; has been used in a documentary film about the annual Burning Man festival; and her music has had radio play in several regions of the US, as well as in Australia.
She is presently working on her second album, 'Welcome To The World', featuring members of the Folk Rock band The Crane Wives on several songs, and including a duet with Australian Alt-Country & Americana artist Lachlan Bryan of Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes.
In addition to her solo work Zoë plays guitar and sings with a 90's-rock-inspired band Rawk Paper Scissors, whom after a hiatus of a couple years she will soon be releasing an EP. Setting a new bar for RPS's previous efforts at overachieving, during the winter of 2017 RPS notably performed on top of a mechanical fire-breathing dragon named Abraxas parked on the National Mall in front of the Washington Monument in sub-freezing weather!
She previously played bass with Cathy D / RoseRiot alongside acts such as Jill Sobule and Letters To Cleo.
When not doing music-related things, Zoë performs as a firedance artist, having previously worked with such groups as Peculiarity Productions, Dance Afire, Dark Odyssey Fire, Clowns Without Borders, and Pyrofreaks; and in a freelance capacity.