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“Soaring roots revival”
— Nova Design Group
“Genre-blending staple in the New England music scene”
— Mount Desert Islander

Photo by Malia Demers

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Our story

GoldenOak has been making splashes across the New England indie scene since releasing their first album, Pleasant Street, in early 2016. Fronted by sibling duo Zak and Lena Kendall, the band’s woodsy, modern folk style calls to mind the dense forests and rugged coastline of Maine, where the group was formed. Since the band was founded in 2014 as a collaboration between childhood friends — Zak and cellist Seth Wegner — GoldenOak has built outwards from their foundational blend of acoustic guitar, cello, cajón drum, and trumpet. What started as homegrown folk in 2013 has evolved into a regal and sophisticated sound in Foxgloves (2017), defined by rich four-part harmonies and versatile reinterpretation of the folk genre.


Acoustic Guitar, vocals | Zak Kendall
Percussion, vocals | Lena Kendall
Cello, vocals | Seth Wegner
Trumpet,  vocals | Eloise Schultz