Roo AOTD #38 Bonny Light Horseman

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 97 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Bonny Light Horseman. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Bonnie Light Horseman inside the World Cafe Performance Studio.

Artist Biography

Guest Author: Kari Saunders

It’s International Women’s Day, so we’re particularly excited for this edition of Femme Fun Friday featuring the supergroup, Bonny Light Horseman. This trio is composed of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman, and we can thank Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) for encouraging the collaboration for the first time at the 2018 Eaux Claires festival.

Each of the members of BLH has their own serious chops, and when you put them together, they create folk magic on their Grammy nominated self-titled and latest, Rolling Golden Holy, albums. Mitchell is the genius behind the album-turned-Tony-winning-musical, Hadestown. Johnson, of Fruit Bats, also uses his talents for film scores and spent a stint with The Shins. Kaufman’s collaborations run the gamut, notably directing a tribute show for Grateful Dead founder, Bob Weir, in celebration of Jerry Garcia’s birthday, and being featured on a host of instruments for tracks on Taylor Swift’s Folklore, Evermore and Red (Taylor’s Version) albums.


Indie Folk, Pop, Rock

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