Orenda Fink

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From Discogs:

Born September 18, 1975 in Birmingham, Alabama.

From Lastfm:

Orenda Fink (born September 18, 1975 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a musician, composer and singer closely associated with the Saddle Creek label, and probably best known as half of Azure Ray with Maria Taylor. She is also a former member of Now It's Overhead.

She released her full first full-length solo album, Invisible Ones, on August 23rd, 2005. A ier affair than the measured etheriality of Azure Ray, or Maria Taylor's first solo album, it yielded the single Bloodline which bears a passing resemblance to Belly.

From the touring band she formed to promote Invisible Ones arose Art in Manila, who have so far released one album, Set the Woods on Fire.

The most recent of her many projects is O+S, a collaboration with longtime friend Cedric LeMoyne (aka Scalpelist) from the band Remy Zero, which has so far yielded one self-titled album.

In 2009 Orenda released her second solo album, the acoustic Ask the Night. In places the album echoes some of Azure Ray's starker pieces, such as Raining in Athens, foregrounding Fink's distinctive banjo playing and invoking the traditional soundscape of the American South.

Orenda is married to Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle) of The Faint, another Saddle Creek band.

Her official site is at http://www.orendafink.com.

From Wikipedia:

Orenda Fink (born September 18, 1975) is a musician on Saddle Creek Records.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Fink was half of the Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray from 2001 to 2004. Fink is also a former member of Now It's Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. She released her first full-length solo album Invisible Ones on August 23, 2005. She is married to Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle) of The Faint, another Saddle Creek band. Fink uses Garrison guitars.

Fink said she had a spiritual awakening while in Haiti and her solo music is inspired, in part, by Haitian folk music. In 2006, she formed a new band, Art in Manila, originally named Art Bell. The band's debut album was released on Saddle Creek on August 7, 2007.

Orenda and her long-time friend, Cedric Lemoyne (bassist for Remy Zero) have collaborated to form a project called O+S. The album is indie rock-based, coming from sounds Orenda recorded in Haiti and other places. Cedric made loops out of the sounds and wrote songs based on them. The album was released on March 24, 2009 on Saddle Creek Records.

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