"Blue Oaks’ music is a loose amalgam of blues, country, folk, rock ’n’ roll, and soul. The songs are gritty, mysterious and sometimes wander into the familiar sounds of past generations, all while taking unpredictable detours."- Aaron Carnes - SN&R April 11th, 2014
Aaron Carnes Sacramento News & Review 2/21/13 - "There are certain singer-songwriters who soak up so many influences that they transcend genres. Artists such as Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, for example. Blue Oaks, singer Brendan Stone's band, exists in this realm, though its sound has a more rustic, natural quality about it. Stone's smooth baritone compliments the music's tenderness like the wind rustles the leaves on a tree. It's got elements of soul, blues and indie, but really, it's not any of those; it's just Stone singing his heart out onstage for anyone who wants to listen. He's backed by drummer Cody Walker."
- Crystal Villalobos - Sacramento News & Review "Johnny Cash may
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