Our friends from GoldenOak recently released an astounding new album, Room to Grow. To celebrate, we're digging into our archives and releasing a never-before-seen video from their April 2018 performance here at the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library. Enjoy this moving performance of "Separated by the Sea," and be sure to listen to the band's new album!
More about the band and our Live! Folklife Concert series:
GoldenOak began writing music and performing in 2014. Sibling duo Zak and Lena Kendall, born and raised in the Sandy River Valley of western Maine, started making music together as kids and the bond of brother and sister is evident in their carefully crafted songs, poetic lyrics and flowing harmonies. The success of their first album Pleasant St. (2016) and its tour gained GoldenOak a nomination as “one of Portland’s most important upcoming bands” by Dispatch Magazine. In October 2017 GoldenOak released Foxgloves, voted in December “EP of the Year” by the Portland Music Awards. For this show, Zak and Lena were joined by Jackson Cromwell (percussion) and Mike Knowles (bass).
Free, live concert recorded Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Kevin Rogan and Todd DeGarmo. Edited by Kevin Rogan.
Concert hosted and produced by Todd DeGarmo, founding director of the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and funded in part by the Friends of Crandall Public Library and the New York State Council on the Arts - Folk Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.