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, Minnesota Public Radio), "distinctive...whimsical" (The Boot) "poignant...striking and laudable" (The Deli Magazine), with "lush, dynamic collective of sound," "striking intensity" (Elmore Magazine) and "astonishing musicianship" (Impose Magazine), and even "[the] most musically talented ensemble ever" (Pen's Eye View). Goldfeather's music 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, all of which factor into Goldfeather's unique sound. Performance highlights include the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival and MATA Interval Series in New York, which was featured on WQXR, the Times Two Series in Boston, a monthly residency at Barbés in Brooklyn, and a five-city tour of the Midwest. Goldfeather's first full-length album, Patchwork Quilt, was released in September 2016, and they put out a 2014 EP, Goldfeather (released under their previous moniker, Sarah Goldfeather). In her concurrent life as a contemporary music violinist, Sarah has worked closely with 2016 MacArthur Fellow and 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe on her piece "with a blue dress on," which was featured at TEDxMET at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in September 2015 in New York City. She has also worked with 2015 Pulitzer Finalist and 2015 Rome Prize Winner Chris Cerrone on his Violin Sonata and High Windows for String Orchestra. Additionally Sarah plays violin in the touring Beth Morrison Projects production of Kansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love, and often plays with Contemporaneous. This November she will present two concerts in Spain of music for violin and electronics as part of the Asociación de Música Electroacústica y Arte Sonoro de España. She is also the founder, co-director and violinist of the seven-piece new music ensemble Exceptet, one half of the soprano-violin duo Cipher, co-founder and singer for the new electronics band, RSP, and singer and violinist for both Rokenri and Cooper Boone. Goldfeather is licensed by Finegold Music.
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