Golden Shoals

Cross country folk duo Golden Shoals ditches the idyllic portrayal of an artist with the release of their new single, “Bitter”. Co-written with esteemed singer-songwriter Rachel Baiman, the song is set to release on September 13th, 2023 and promises to be a poignant addition to the contemporary folk landscape.


Nashville based roots duo Golden Shoals have released two new singles today for the post-lockdown era. With roots steeped in traditional acoustic performance, creative collaborators Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski reintroduced themselves as Golden Shoals in 2020 with the release of their self-titled album. Now stepping comfortably into their new identity as a genre-bending folk ensemble, the two are proud to share a series of tracks that memorialize the unique challenges of re-emerging from the pandemic age.


The road to Golden Shoals has been a long, fruitful journey for Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski. The duo has 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.

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