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Lady Saves EP
“Bonfire Madigan is a little string outfit led by the dynamic cellist Madigan Shive... she stirs up a ruckus.” — The New Yorker
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ABOUT THE LADY SAVES EP
Bonfire Madigan’s Lady Saves EP, produced by San Francisco Studio Paradiso engineer Shawn Biggs (Little Echoes), features remixes by London based, Ninja Tune/Mush recording artist Neotropic (Riz Maslen) and San Francisco’s Dub I.D. (a.k.a. DJ Tomas) of Voltage Music. Also included are album and acoustic versions of the title track, the full title of which is actually “Lady Saves The Dragon (From The Evil Prince)” featuring Madigan on voice and cello with contrabassist Ashley Adams, drummer Matt Lucich and vocalist Shelley Doty. The Lady Saves EP heralds the forthcoming full-length Bonfire Madigan studio album expected in autumn 2009.
ABOUT MADIGAN SHIVE
In the invisible republic built on the soul of the blues, the riot of punk, the playfulness of burlesque, and the sophistication of the orchestra pit, Bonfire Madigan Shive plies her trade. She and her cello are fashioning a new and desperately necessary approach to the hoary contours of the singer-songwriter and the composer. Her songs are ballads of resistance, hymns to liberation, and string suites for the ramblers, rebels, and raconteurs of a new splintered century. Raucous and delicate, aggressively progressive, she moves subtly, seamlessly across the music you think you know and the music you never dreamed of. — Nathan Salsburg, Alan Lomax Collection, NYC
Starting on cello at the age of nine, Madigan Shive began her composing career at fifteen in the Pacific Northwest Riot Grrrl scene releasing music with seminal independent record labels K and Kill Rock Stars. Shive has gone on to establish herself as a singular and trailblazing performer, blending folk, art, punk, classical and avant-baroque styles. Her albums include Sew True, ...from the Burnpile, Saddle The Bridge, Plays For Change, and the recently reissued I Bleed: A Decade of Song; she is currently finishing her sixth full-length album, to be released in collaboration with her label, MoonPuss Music. Read the full Bonfire Madigan bio HERE.