Stephanie Dosen was raised on a peacock farm in Wisconsin. One day while sifting through flotsam in the attic, Stephanie found an old guitar covered in dust. It was her secret prize. During the feather harvest, when everyone was busy, Stephanie would sneak up into the attic to compose songs for boys at school. She also wrote many lullabies for her two favorite pets, a swan and a fox. Stephanie now writes mostly for ghosts with a rusty tape player named jean-pierre that follows her everywhere. He has made it through 7 states and 2 minor sets of injuries but still holds onto her twilight written songs with happiness.
The influence of the nightly peacock mewing and swan swimming can still be heard in her music. Her new record, A Lily For the Spectre, is filled with driving cradlesongs for ghosts gone astray. She has recently teamed horses with Simon Raymonde (Bella Union Records, Cocteau Twins) who blesses A Lily For The Spectre with bass and filigree sounds for lost peacocks. Look for the new release on Bella Union in April.