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Known as a female Leonard Cohen – poetic, meditative, and reclusive - Wolf Larsen channels a deep well of emotion into her songs about hope, prayer, love, death, God, and the Jedi order.
Her rare live shows are known for transforming noisy barroom venues into quiet Sunday evening vespers. Formerly based in Tucson, Arizona, she is currently living in her hometown of Washington DC.
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"Perfectly written, arranged and produced. This album induces tears, and touches that really vulnerable human part of us all." ~Nisan Perera, The Citrus Report
"In a world of slightly disposable music, this one is sticking with me for a long while." ~Bob Boilen, NPR Music - All Songs Considered
"If seeing Wolf perform live is scripture, Quiet at the Kitchen Door is a canon of Renaissance paintings." ~ Shareef Ali, No Gods Before Music
"By the time I’d learned more about her story, and played the album a few dozen more times, it had made it to my ‘Top Albums of the Decade’ list.
...If one of the purposes of music is to help us make connections and draw strength from each other (and I think it is) then albums like this are the ones that we need to hold on to dearly and listen to again and again." ~ Melissa Murphy, The Independent
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released December 6, 2011
All songs written and performed by Wolf Larsen.
All songs recorded*, mixed and mastered by Nick Stargu.
*Additional recording provided by:
Tiny Telephone (Jedi, lead vocals and nylon guitar)
Two Trick Pony (Wild Things, live video shoot)
Anton Patzner (Strings)
Jonathan Kirchner (Upright bass)
All songs produced and arranged by Wolf Larsen and Nick Stargu.
Guest Musicians: Anton Patzner (Violin, Viola), Lewis Patzner (Cello), Nick Stargu (Keyboard, electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, organ), Jonathan Kirchner (Upright bass), Micah Dubreuil (Piano), Dave Noyes (Bone), Brendan Getzell (Mandolin), Andrew Laubacher (Opening bells) and Larsen Bowker (Wolf's cousin) reading the opening poem "Cold Blue Nights," written by Bowker about the original Wolf Larsen, modern-day Wolf's grandfather.
Web & Album Cover Design: Zachary Vieira
Album Cover Photo: Pete Lee
Profile Picture: Caroline White