We Just Fly
Alicia McGovern is a songstress, a traveler, a teller of tales, and a compelling performer. With her love of words and her experiences of travel, her songs carry themes of impermanence and simplicity that touch the universal spot where pain and joy meet and reconcile. Combine that with her whimsically sweet, yet emotionally edgy vocals, and you get sounds and moods reminiscent of The Be Good Tanyas, Dar Williams, and Anais Mitchell. Above all, her lyrics take the driver's seat delivering emotions and images that will linger long after the Journey of this Record. On We Just Fly, Alicia's debut CD, she sings and plays her own hybrid guitar style of finger-picking and strumming. The CD also features local Salt Lake City artists Brad McCarley (who also co-produced, recorded, and mixed the CD) on dobro and upright bass, Havelah Gholdston on cello, Daren Shupe on banjo, Nathan Thomlinson on mandolin, Erik Nordstrom on guitar, and Kelli Lund on vocal harmonies. In the words of renowned songwriter Steve Seskin, Alicia's music is 'Passionate, poignant poetry combined with beautiful melodies sung with a great sense of what she's singing about. Alicia McGovern doesn't just write songs and sing them, she feels them deeply and when you listen to her, you can't help but do the same.'