Brendan Stone began Blue Oaks in Folsom, California in 2007 as a singer-songwriter, “Who soaks up so many influences that they transcend genres.” After years of performing solo with an acoustic guitar at his side, Brendan plugged in. With hard hitting drummer Cody Walker joining his side in 2012. Together they began infusing their love of blues, soul and rock n roll into the mix.
Moving up to Sacramento Blue Oaks gained much acclaim and growing anticipation toward a debut release. Working with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor) Blue Oaks self released their debut vinyl single "Hit By A Train From New York City Blues” on December 7th, 2013.
Stone made a move to Austin, TX in 2014, and between there and California studio sessions for "To Be Kind is Sin" took place. Brendan returned home in 2016. Finishing up the debut LP and gaining a full band lineup with Seneca Barr on keys and Mike Schotter on bass guitar, Blue Oaks sound has evolved into a new realm of existence with a live show not to be missed "To Be Kind is Sin" out now mastered by Emily Lazar, Chris Allgood at The Lodge NYC (Brand New, The Shins, Foo Fighters, Morrissey). Listen to their new album on all major media platforms today and catch Blue Oaks on tour in 2018.