We’re all thirsting for music that is Not Boring. Music that tugs gently on our ears and takes us on a magic carpet ride to somewhere new and deep and rich.
With her 3rd album Stay Warm, Esther Golton has created music that satisfies the quest for something delightfully different and diverse.
Her voice has been described as “silky smooth, precise and winsome.” Add an unusually intricate use of the mountain dulcimer, stunningly fluid flute, and melodic, colorful writing, and you begin to turn heads.
Philadelphia born, educated with a degree in flute performance, jazz and composition, Esther moved to Alaska in 1997 to live a simple life in a wilderness log cabin, then resided in the Talkeetna area for 15 years.
“Alaska is a place of extreme weather and fiercely independent people. And it’s beautiful. I think my songs and style have come to evoke that experience.” Esther is currently living in New Haven, Connecticut.
"Stay Warm is a wonderful, evocative new album. Every song is a gem, with an amazing diversity of rhythmic feels, so many textures, imagery that won't quit, and it all hangs together in an amazing thread!"
~ Jerry Rockwell, Mtn Dulcimer Artist & Luthier ~
“The final songs 'Wintered In' and 'Stay Warm' end the record perfectly, as sparse gorgeous tunes, portrayals into the surviving and coming-out of winter in Alaska. Esther delivers insightful, highly crafted and complex tunes with gentle whispery vocals that are somehow more whimsical than sultry, innocent as a sister's late night tales by flashlight inside a tent. Really sweet, lovely and accessible."
~ Danny Schmidt, Red House Records ~