Praise for 'The Detangler':
“Throughout we find an artist stamping her imprimatur with songs about who she is, acknowledging her strengths and vulnerabilities, her belief in herself and what she can and has accomplished.”
- Art Edelstein, Times Argus, Jan. 13, 2018
"World of our Sin"
NEW: "Free to Love" (with Val McCallum)
NEW: "Apollo's Song"
Born in 1976, in Beverly Hills, CA, Ariel is the daughter of Crystal and Warren Zevon. Raised as an only child with her mother, she spent the better part of childhood moving between the West Coast of the US and Paris, France. Until High School, Ariel attended all French schools, learning to read and write in French before she could in her native English tongue. This duplicity of existence was echoed in the dichotomy of living both as the latch key kid of a working mother in the inner cities and the rowdy backstage kid on tour with family and friends playing in greenrooms and luxuriating in 5 star hotels...
Ariel avoided dabbling in her love for music and songwriting for most her life, turning instead towards performing theatrically throughout her youth and young adulthood. After the birth of her twin sons, Maximus and Augustus, Ariel returned to Vermont where she had attended Marlboro College in the '90s, in pursuit of the homesteaders lifestyle. After a decade of raising boys, cooking, running her own businesses and finally setting roots in a chunk of land in the blistering beautiful hills of the North East Kingdom of VT...music found her.
It was her friend Kristina Stykos who caught wind of Ariel's first sheepish announcements of songs she had written and seized the opportunity to invite her to "experiment" in the studio. Over the course of two and some years, Ariel traveled through the hills to Chelsea where Kristina and her grew the experiment at Pepperbox Studios into the album now known as The Detangler.
The rest...is left to be revealed...
Ariel Zevon trained as an actor in her formative years in both Paris and Los Angeles. Vermont won her heart in college in the '90s, beckoning her to return to raise her twin boys, Maximus and Augustus. In Barre, she founded the non-profit organization LACE (Local Agricultural Community Exchange) whose mission was to foster community space dedicated to bolstering small agricultural and community efforts. In more recent years, Ariel has established a homestead off-the-grid in the Northeast Kingdom of the state. In between farm chores, catering and teen wrangling, Ariel finds inspiration in music and songwriting.
After a lifetime of shying away from performing as a singer/songwriter, the production and release of The Detangler has given Ariel a new perspective as an artist and a new outlet of musical expression. She is currently working in a Roots & Rock folk duo, The Grackles, with Duffy Gardner; and also performs as herself or with great backup from close friends and musical collaborators like Kristina Stykos.
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
The Grackles - LIVE - 8:00pm
Burlington, VT 05401
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Chandler Center for the Arts
Opener - Dar Williams - 7:30pm
Randolph, VT 05060
Friday, June 30th, 2018
The Grackles - LIVE - 9:00pm
Montpelier, VT 05602