Studio Grand presents the "Folktown Footstomp," showcasing two of Oakland's best folk acts Blood & Dust and Baby Teeth ,and globe-troting, foot-stompers The Bollands (New Zealand). 

Folktown Foot-Stomp" brings together the internationally recognized folk duo The Bollands with two of the Bay Area's most up and coming Americana acts, Baby Teeth and Blood & Dust. This line up will get you stomping along with highly energized and personal performances.It's high-energy, hand-crafted folk music at its best.

The Bollands

Always on the road, New Zealand folk duo The Bollands have been singing their infectious folk songs since 2011. With their love of travel, music, good friends & fine wine, they have gained a reputation for their passion-filled live shows and heartfelt folk tunes.

Their energetic, foot-stomping music stems from their upbringing in the folk and roots music scenes in small towns and folk clubs throughout New Zealand. Joyce, a classically trained pianist, met Christian, a hairy folk singer, at a campfire jam on a remote beach in their home country, New Zealand. They clicked instantly. Since that fate filled night, they have been playing their passion filled songs on the road throughout the world.

The Bollands have had the privilege of sharing the stage with international artists such as Chris Garneau (USA), Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt, New Zealand), Little Fish (U.K.), The Bads (New Zealand), Sun Eskimos (Hong Kong) and in April 2015 they will be heading to the USA for the first time to tour with Vienna Teng.

The Bollands have performed live on Hong Kong's well known TV show RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) 'The Works'. In 2014 RTHK Radio 3 asked The Bollands to host and curate their own 8-week radio show where they performed live, and showcased some of their favorite bands.

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Blood & Dust

Some music you listen to and some music you just feel! Blood & Dust writes music that you feel in your gut and it makes you think about the world you live in; you can listen to his music and say, “I’ve been there before.” Blood & Dust is an Oakland based musician and songwriter. Born in the Midwest and raised in the south his music reflects his roots; each song features passionate lyrics and melodies that catch you and hold you. If you love great music you’ll love Blood & Dust.

“Blood & Dust loves to be slow and steady; great for contemplation, you could have a an emotional reckoning about your regrets in life as he slows the pace down to one fit for a Mississippi wrap around porch. However, he can also shred that guitar with some down country, high energy twang, and a deep bluesy feel that says “eat your heart out ladies…” – Awaken Cafe

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Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth is an indie-folk rock band based in Berkeley, California. Their sound melds pop-friendly melodies and dark swing-inspired compositions. Members include Josef Sikelianos (guitar, vocals), Kat White (banjitar, vocals), Brian Grupe (drums), and Paul Geoghan (upright bass.)



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