Growing up, Jessica Kirk and Zack Harold's families both had southern gospel groups that traveled across West Virginia and its surrounding states. When they started playing music together in 2014, they quickly realized they not only shared similar backgrounds, but also had similar ideas about how to approach faith-based music.
Zack and Jessica started writing songs together, combining traditional themes of Christian music with the sounds of country, bluegrass, folk, and rock music. They released their debut album, Traveling Mercy, in 2018. The album — recorded at Peachfork Studios in Pomeroy, Ohio with engineer Bernie Nau — contains nine original songs, along with one reimagining of a classic hymn.
The Sycomores will release their first Christmas album, Labor of Love, on Nov. 29, 2020. It is now available for pre-order.