I Am Oak

We are more than thrilled to release our incredible 100th SESSION on this second Christmas day!

For this very special one we managed to get one of our favorite bands to play for us: The fabulous I am Oak from Utrecht, in our ears one of the greatest representatives of contemporary folk!

In the beginning of 2014 Thijs did not only team up with The Black Atlantic’s Geert van der Velde to release the split EP „Black Oak“. Together with the other members of I am Oak the fourth album of the band „Ols Songd“ was released in January 2014, a collection of songs that „were already old songs“ while they were being written in terms of the old and well-known feelings that they reflect. While Thijs had toured Germany solo, performing those old new songs by himself in Spring 2014, he returned to Berlin with the full I AM OAK crew in December.

We met the band for a drink and a session right before their show at the Bar of Privatclub in Kreuzberg. Here Thijs and Stefan performed two of their beautiful folk songs for us: „Famine“, the opening track of their 2012 record „Nowhere or Tammensaari“ and „Own“, a fantastic piece of acoustic folk-pop.

So lovely people, have a cup of tea or mulled wine and enjoy #100!

Here’s to another 100 Berlin Sessions!