Friday Music: Here and Heaven

In 2011, cellist Yo-Yo Ma teamed up with Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan to record an album called the Goat Rodeo Sessions. This song, Here and Heaven, was written by all of them plus singer Aoife O'Donovan.

Everybody knows Yo-Yo Ma, of course. Edgar Meyer is the double bass player who often plays with Yo-Yo Ma and a host of others. Chris Thile plays mandolin with The Punch Brothers (who describe themselves as a progressive bluegrass band) and has been tapped to succeed Garrison Keillor as the host of A Prairie Home Companion when Keillor retires. Stuart Duncan fiddles with The Nashville Bluegrass Band and Aoife O'Donovan has an extensive resume (including studying at The New England Conservatory) as a singer-songwriter who sings with bluegrass band Crooked Still and the "folk noir" trio Sometymes Why, currently tours with a super girl group I'm With Her, plus her second solo album is set for release in early 2016.

This ought to get you moving today. Enjoy!