Singer-songwriter Esther Ann Gove engraves rustic songs across the steel-string guitar using nothing more than the resonance of warm vocal tones. Long lost country folk united with the brooding influence of doom creates a mournful, earthy sound. Revealing her hauntingly emotional stories of love, death, and hope from a faraway world… strange yet familiar.
A product of the Pacific Northwest music family, Esther Ann Gove’s inspiration as a songwriter grew from the legendary understated intensity of Gillian Welch, Jason Molina, and Townes Van Zandt. She has spent ample time honing her inspiration into creative reality by gigging around the San Francisco Bay Area open mic circuit. She recently brought her mahogany tones to the recorded stage of Mountaineer’s ‘Bloodletting’ LP as a guest vocalist on the title track. Now it’s time to share her own tales from the studio.
‘Oh Creation’ is the debut album from Ms. Gove. The listener journeys through wildly dark and evocative landscapes of the post-folk soul. With her songs written and arranged from 2018 to 2019, the album tracks were recorded in late winter 2019 by Patrick Hills at Earthtone Studios. The mixing by Noah Foley-Beining and mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege took place in the Spring and Summer of 2020.
Oh Creation’ Tracklist:
- Oh Creation
- The Gilded Table
- Dead God
With artwork by Miguel Mesa (Mountaineer), the seven songs of Esther Ann Gove’s ‘Oh Creation’ intertwine to etch an acoustical path back to forgotten lands of the dark country that waits to recapture our forlorn bones.
Isaac Rigler (DAXMA, Mountaineer) – Electric Guitar
Clayton Bartholomew (Mountaineer) – Acoustic Guitar
Jessica Tung (DAXMA) – Violin