WISHBONE ZOE IS: a teller of stories, a rummager of the discarded tragedies of human beings, cyanide devourer, ex-roller coaster line-pass negotiator, charmer of coyotes, sidewalk-licking, slop-delivering, claw-dancing, slap-happy Sky Child, a solo act, a band. Using looped, built-live vocal tracks stacked high like pancakes, 5 or 6 strings, a melodica and an orchestra of junk percussion and broken appliances, she delivers a mighty caterwaul of sound for such a quiet voice. For over three years she has traversed New England spinning devilishly dark tales that conjure up images of after-dark carnivals and grinning moon creatures as well as honest distortion-driven rock songs casually throwing concerned glances at the not-so-okay in the world.
Whether fronting a rollicking three piece rock band or building looped tracks onstage by her solitary solo-ly self, Zoe has carved out a clean, juicy spot for herself in the rich Valley music scene playing at some of the area's most well-known venues and sharing the stage with such local heroes as Heather Maloney and Carrie Ferguson and international luminaries such as Chic Gamine, Rushad Eggleston and Girl in a Coma. In the past two years, she's humbly graced--often multiple times--some of the great stages and festivals in the Northeastern US including the Iron Horse Music Hall, Club Passim, Melodica Festival in New York, the Rendezvous, the North Quabbin Garlic/Arts Fest, and the Montague Bookmill.
Keep an ear and an eye out for Zoe and her junkyard box in the future...she may be soon coming to a music hall/trashcan fire/saloon/stadium/cardboard box near you.
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the Kickstarter! We've successfully made it to the goal of $6,500, and the album and libretto are now indeed going to come to life this very spring! The CD release show is
Fri MAY 2 at the Parlor Room in Northampton MA
Stay posted for more details as they come!