Friday, March 20, 2009

Good Old War

God, I love road trips.

Not only do I get to venture into the gorgeous mountains of Wyoming (favorite state I've been to yet), I get to listen to copious amounts of great music in the car while cruising at a nice 85 mph. Lately I've found I really enjoy listening to Good Old War, a 3-man harmonizing group equipped with nothing more than fast-moving acoustic guitars, keys and drums. Good Old War consists of Keith Goodwin, Daniel Schwartz, and Tim Arnold - some of you may recognize Schwartz's name from his days in the band Unlikely Cowboy, and Tim and Keith from the band Days Away.

The Good Old War sound has a bit of a western rock feel, which their sxsw page calls a "throwback to the days of Crosby, Stills, & Nash" (& Young), and their music definitely has the rustic flair that a great acoustic rock-folk cocktail can offer, which is perfect for my current location. Plus, I love me some CSNY, so any music that can be compared to them is good in my book. Good Old War is also on my list of "best of SXSW" this year and they are touring all over the place after they finish in Austin, so make sure to check out the tour dates below and on their myspace.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Mar 29- Mr. Smalls Funhouse - Millvale, PY
Mar 30 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Mar 31 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Apr 1 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
Apr 2 - Turner's Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
Apr 4- The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Apr 5 - House of Bricks - Des Moines, IA
Apr 6 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Apr 7 - Reggie's Live - Chicago, IL

1 comment:

Em said...

The guy in the middle kind of looks like Ryan Gosling...