Join GoldenOak as they kick off the Jesup Memorial Library’s 2018 Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. GoldenOak features sibling duo, Zak and Lena Kendall, who play New England folk music. This concert is free and open to everyone, though donations are gratefully accepted.
GoldenOak began writing music and performing in 2014. Their early songs led to their first official release, “Pleasant St.,” in 2016. The full-length album painted the landscape of the duo’s childhood and their experiences growing up and leaving home. They recorded it with accompaniments on electric guitar, cello and trumpet, from hometown friends. Following “Pleasant St.,” Zak and Lena produced the Acadia Sessions, a series of live video sessions to highlight the album. The success of “Pleasant St.” and the following tour gained GoldenOak a nomination as “one of Portland's most important upcoming bands” by Dispatch. In October 2017, GoldenOak released “Foxgloves,” a 6 track EP that builds on Zak and Lena's folk roots with a remarkable orchestral approach. On the EP, they expand their earthy sound and songwriting with percussion, piano, trumpet, cello and violin. “Foxgloves” was also nominated as “Best EP of the Year” by the Portland Phoenix. Their sound is influenced by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Simon and Garfunkel and The Band, as well as Mason Jennings, Ray LaMontagne and Fleet Foxes.
This is the first concert in the Jesup’s 2018 Winter Concert Series which features concerts once a month on Sunday in January through April. Then in Feburary, on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. join jazz group Mes Amis. March’s concert on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. features the talented students from Conners Emerson and Mount Desert Elementary School for a concert featuring the ShowStoppers! and Swallowtail Fiddlers. Finally in April 8 at 2, join pianist Edison Liu for the last concert in the series on Sunday, April p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public and donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information on GoldenOak visit goldenoakband.com and for more information on the concert contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or email@example.com.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert St., ME 04609