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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, CENTENNIAL SOUND 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 2016 she performed as one of the 'On The Rise' series of featured artists at the FLOYDFEST 16 music festival (major festival acts included NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, WARREN HAYNES, KELLER WILLIAMS, SHAKEY GRAVES, NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE, among many other acts.) Other notable acts she has previously shared stages and performance spaces with include JASON WEBLEY, DIXON'S VIOLIN, and HEATHER MAE.
ZOË's music has frequently been featured on Washington, DC's NPR affiliate WAMU 88.5 FM's BANDWIDTH '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.
ZOË recently began performing as the bassist for the DC-based band CATHY D; and also plays guitar and sings with a 90's-rock-inspired band RAWK PAPER SCISSORS whenever all three members can plan to be in the same part of the country at the same time. Setting a new bar for RPS's previous efforts at overachieving, in the winter of 2017 RPS 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!
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; as well as in a freelance capacity.
Photo by DEVON ROWLAND of Devon Rowland Photography