Folk duo: Golden Shoals to perform at Blockhouse Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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The folk duo Golden Shoals will play a show at the Blockhouse in Bloomington tomorrow night as part of their first national tour. They recently released a record, which can be heard on Bandcamp:

Here is more information about the duo:

“For Immediate Release—
Golden Shoals Gearing Up To Take Their Self-Titled Debut On The Road Stops include Nashville, NYC, Asheville, and more; Golden Shoals out now
February 10, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski have toured on foot—gig to gig with backpacks and instrument cases—for weeks at a time; called Asheville, Boston, California, and New Jersey home; and lived in various moving vehicles on the road for the past seven years under different names and incarnations. But their upcoming run of shows is a very special one; their first big, uninterrupted tour under the name Golden Shoals supporting their debut, self-titled album. Upon its release, Folk Radio said Golden Shoals is “consistently musically infectious and emotionally weightier than it seems at first hearing” and No Depression called it “an album of this summer, and every summer after.” 
Like their album, Golden Shoals’ live show ebbs and flows from the joyful, higher energy numbers all the way to more emotional and understated tunes. Initially brought together by a mutual love of American folk music, their sound has expanded to include country, Americana, Indie and Experimental influences, allowing them to move more freely beyond genre boundaries with their songwriting while still emanating a deep understanding of Old-Time and Bluegrass music. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Concertgoers can expect the polished technique of conservatory training in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed. Find a complete list of tour dates below and ticket links for each individual show at And for those who’ve yet to hear Golden Shoals in its entirety, it can be streamed or purchased now at this link.
Golden Shoals On Tour: March 3 – Madison, IN – Jane Songwriter Sessions March 4 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival – w/ Ray Vietti (Harmed Brothers) March 5 – Nashville, TN – Acme Feed and Seed March 11 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing March 12 – Blacksburg, VA – The Panorama Ballroom March 13 – Charlottesville, VA – House Concert March 18-19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Old Time Festival March 20 – Alexandria, VA – Sevareid House Concert March 22 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Funhouse March 23 – Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360 – w/ Jordan and Mark Rast March 24 – Philadelphia, PA – House Concert March 25 – New York, NY – Rockwood Stage 3 – w/ Damn Tall Buildings April 1 – Madison, TN – Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge May 6-7 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival May 10 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House – w/ Twisted Pine May 11 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Music – w/ Twisted Pine May 12 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle – w/ Twisted Pine & Bill and the Bells May 18 – Richmond, VA – The Camel – w/ Pistol Sister May 19 – Roanoke, VA – Martin’s
More About Golden Shoals: The clever touch Golden Shoals leave on their songs is what sticks with listeners; a twist at the end, a smart rehashing of radio-hit lyrics, the upbeat but heavy introspective looks into the mirror. Their musical journey seems to have hit its stride, especially as bandmates Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski dig in, unpack, and reevaluate their own stories, observations, trials, and successes. Their compassionate and thoughtful songwriting takes center stage in this new chapter of the band, while their undeniable musicianship continues to uplift and inspire the project. For this patient, tenacious band, the Shoals are indeed Golden, and ripe for more great music to come. Golden Shoals’ self-titled debut and more can be found at
Media Inquiries: IVPR/Maria Ivey

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