The cello may be what first hooks listeners, but they stay for Pippa’s songwriting. Her lyrics are introspective, off-beat, and sharp. Whether she’s writing about her year working in Russia, a bad relationship, or a hummingbird with a missing wing, her descriptions transport listeners into the story, and her words—not just her music—create rhythm and texture.
In 2018, Pippa recorded and released her first album Night Bird Singing. The album established her signature blend of folk pop and classical cello with hints of country and 60’s girl band pop. Pippa self-produced the album while working full time at a 9-to-5 job and completing a 23-day thru hike of the John Muir Trail. So, it’s fitting that some of the central themes on Night Bird Singing are work-related angst, animals and nature, and the fine line between independence and isolation.