Here's a Letter
Here's A Letter, the debut album birthed by the Olive Grove [based in Portland, OR], is full of proof that the Northwest is a wellspring of creativity and depth. Composed entirely by the band's leading lady, Emily Wilder, the album is chock full of angelic vocals and piercing lyrics, creating a welcoming collection that beckons you to come, sit on the floor, and relate. Not lacking in temperament is this unique bouquet of songs, driven by a heavy blanket of deep bass tones and haunting guitars (Landslide, Night Rider, The Other Summerwind) . It is lifted to reveal a light summer breeze of rhythmic bluegrass acoustics (Mt. Tabor, Simple) and delicately placed strings. Don't be surprised if this album starts to feel like your life's soundtrack. Throughout it's playtime it projects typical emotions you'd expect from something with a soul, or a director behind the scenes. Here's A Letter is a hard earned glimpse into the life and heart of Emily and her band mates, one that should be listened to with no reserve.