Husband-and-wife folk duo Oakes & Smith creates an ethereal sound not often heard in today’s popular music. Katherine and Robert evoke a soulful sense of wonder, expressing themes of love, creativity, mystery, and an appreciation of natural beauty. Said Kylee Colvin of The Levity Ball, “Oakes & Smith…bring a sense of calm an ease to the air...with songs so full of wisdom and true emotions.”
Their 2016 release, Between the Earth and the Sky, was mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Oz Fritz and features a performance by celebrated Yes vocalist Jon Anderson. The EP was on high rotation on Soul Traveler Radio, and critics have given it warm praise. Said Cody Conard of The Big Takeover magazine, “The duo’s chemistry is well and clearly still in place, arguably more than ever before, because (this) is one of their best releases yet.” And Anthony Avina of On Request magazine called it “emotional, heartfelt music that touches the soul.” Annie Rew Shaw of Echoes and Dust said, “Katherine’s vocals are so pure and clear, they almost crystallize in your head. Her voice...holds deep emotion and wisdom.”
The duo has performed at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA; the NJ Folk Project in Morristown, NJ; Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT; FloydFest in Floyd, VA; Andrea Clearfield’s Salon in Philadelphia; The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA; and Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, among many other appearances near their home in Western Massachusetts and beyond.
Recordings are available for purchase here at the Oakes.& Smith Bandcamp store.
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