I Am Oak (NL)

I Am Oak has built an impressive track record since the release of debut album ‘On Claws’ in 2010. The band won a 3VOOR12/Award for ‘Oasem’ for best album of 2011, has released latest album ‘Nowhere or Tammensaari’ (2012) in eight countries, and has toured thirteen countries worldwide so far.

The fourth and latest album of the Utrecht folkband surrounding Thijs Kuijken is titled ‘Ols Songd’ and was released in 2014 on Snowstar Records. Fans have been eagerly awaiting this album, for it contains live-favorites such as ‘Birches’ and ‘Honeycomb’. These songs had thus far remained unreleased.

Kuijken makes albums to listen to, not just a collection of singles with some fillers, it’s a listening experience. In shows it’s the same thing. At that time there is also a big chance that the music takes you away, wherever your dreams want to take you.

“Best thing we’ve heard in ages” – For Folks Sake

“No less impressive than a Bon Iver” – Rolling Stone

“Best music from across the map” – The Guardian

I Am Oak speelt tijdens de Baby Route 2.0 (gidsentocht) op zaterdagochtend in De Speeldernis

Foto: Shayne Hanley

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