"[Go On Now] is a haunting and mythical exploration of place and uncertainty." - The Le Sigh
Sianna Plavin's debut album, 'Go On Now,' draws from hours of tapes recorded during time carved out from her life as a farmer. The songs were written in the small trailer where she lived in the woods, borrowed rooms in Baltimore, and later, her home in Providence. Plavin started drawing attention in 2008 as the front woman of folk duo Backyard Betties and as a member of chamber-folk ensemble Soft Cat. She sang and died four times as four different characters in the first production of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), and sang with a 17-piece ensemble supporting an elaborate, DIY, large-scale puppet rendition of Harry Nilsson's The Point with the Annex Theater in 2009. In 2010 Plavin moved to Massachusetts to farm, and began piecing together her solo sound that is at once warm, intimate and haunting. While her solo performance is stark, Plavin collaborates with artists and puppeteers to create often site-specific variety shows. Her collaboration with "crankie" maker Fay Strongin was featured at the Rhode Island Museum of Art in July 2013. She has played shows with artists ranging from tUnE-yArDs to Christopher Paul Stelling and improbably once opened for Matt and Kim and The Death Set. 'Go On Now' was released July 31st 2015.