Named for a bird known by it’s peculiarly peaceful and gentle habit, Turtledoves is the new musical project of Ashley and Alex McGrath. Exploring the balance between lo-fi electronics and acoustic instruments, the husband/wife duo creates harmonically rich soundscapes consisting of labyrinthine melodies, ambient textures, and layered vocals. Turtledoves exist in the liminal spaces – messengers between seen and unseen – ambassadors to the now from the not quite yet. Residing in Cincinnati, OH, the band is currently in the process of recording their debut EP, “The Rest is Yet to Come”, set to be released in early 2018.
Sam Moss is a musician living in Boston. His discography ranges from early recordings of instrumental folk guitar to more recent lyrically centered efforts, including 2018’s Neon, which has been acclaimed by NPR and The Boston Globe. Since 2014 he has been regularly on tour, performing in all manner of venues: pubs, galleries, abandoned silos, living rooms, and the Newport Folk Festival. Moss is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Marble House Project.
Brianna Kelly is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with her solo music, she plays guitar and sings in various projects including indie dreamgaze band Soften and experimental pop ensemble A Delicate Motor.
“Her thick, echoing guitar wraps around her meditative voice like grass spreading across the roots of trees.” – Marc Masters, Bandcamp
In February 2018, Brianna released four new songs on a split cassette paired with Utah drone project Sympathy Pain on Cincinnati’s Whited Sepulchre Records.