GOLDFEATHER is a Brooklyn-based folk music band-meets contemporary classical ensemble, with a dash of cabaret for flavor. Led by native Minnesotan singer and violinist Sarah Goldfeather, Goldfeather's music has been described as "full of light and life" (The Current), "poignant...striking and laudable" (The Deli Magazine), and "[the] most musically talented ensemble ever" (Pen's Eye View), its "lush, dynamic collective of sound" and "striking intensity" (Elmore Magazine) explores unusual melodies garnished with three-part harmonies against a rich indie-folk-pop backdrop. Sarah and her fearless conservatory-trained five-piece band - Dylan McKinstry (mandolin/voice), Katie Martucci (guitar/voice), Nathan Koci (accordion/banjo/voice) and Pat Swoboda (double bass) - have collective musical backgrounds in almost every genre imaginable, including classical, contemporary classical, folk, bluegrass, avante-garde jazz, rock, musical theater, electronic music, and more, all of which factor into Goldfeather's unique sound. In 2016 the group performed at the Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, which was featured on WQXR, as well as the Times Two Series in Boston, and did a five-city tour of the Midwest. Sarah herself, in her concurrent life as a contemporary music violinist, was recently featured at TEDxMET at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and spent the fall touring with Courtney Love. She is also the founder, co-director and violinist of Exceptet, one half of Fragments Duo, and the singer for the new electronics band, RSP. The band has a 2014 EP, Goldfeather (released under their previous moniker, Sarah Goldfeather) and will release their first full-length album, Patchwork Quilt, in 2016. Goldfeather is licensed by Finegold Music.
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