Black Is the Color

Abigail Bobo

Black Is the Color
Performed By Abigail Bobo
Album UPC 885767871212
CD Baby Track ID 8878695
Label Abigail Bobo
Released 2011-11-18
BPM 85
Rated 0
Year 2011
Spotify Plays 5
Writer Abigail Bobo
Pub Co Abigail Bobo
Composer Abigail Bobo
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - United States


An unorthodox instrument, Celtic lever harp, a raw mountain soprano, literature-inspired lyrics, and a folk rock style have been combined into a wild, free sound straight from the soul. (Recorded live in studio.)


When you live in the mountains, you find a peace, 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, Shakespeare and Fitzgerald in particular. 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 releases her album, Jubilation, in November 2011 and begins touring in January 2012.

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