â€œGood Old War charms with a genuine feel-goodness. The album has no posing or forced trickery.â€ â€“ Phil Ramone, Huffington Post
â€œTogether as Good Old War the trio have mastered the art of three part vocal harmonies and their lively and intricate songs are a throwback to the days when Crosby, Stills, & Nash ruled the rock worldâ€ â€“ Alternative Press
Acoustic folk trio Good Old War launches yet another extensive US tour this week, this time with Brooklyn’s lauded indie group, The Honorary Title. While the busy band has spent much of the summer on tour (including dates with RX Bandits & Dredg), it has also reigned large on the radio. Their recent performance on the nationally syndicated Acoustic Cafe program marked a high point in dozens of live on-air visits for Good Old War. See upcoming radio appearances and tour dates below.
Good Old War’s tremendous three-part harmonies and flawless performances prove their deft musicianship, as evidenced in this recent on-air performance at WTMD in Baltimore.
Recently, Good Old War was among the top most added on the Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) radio charts for the new single, “Looking For Shelter” (MP3 HERE.) While the band’s lulling harmonies have already caught fire with younger listeners, the Triple A commercial & non-commercial radio attention is glowing testament to Good Old War’s vast appeal. In fact, many fans were so inspired by the Pennsylvania group’s Sargent House debut, Only Way To Be Alone they’ve posted cover versions of Good Old War songs to YouTube. Alternately, check out the official video for “Weak Man” HERE.
Seldom do band members rebound gracefully after their main musical effort falls apart, but Keith Goodwin (vocals/guitar) and Tim Arnold (drums/vocals), members of the once up-and-coming progressive rock band Days Away have managed to do just that, pulling a 180 with their sound to a great degree of success in their new acoustic folk project Good Old War. Rounding out the trio is Dan Schwartz (guitar/vocals) from the Americana tinged six-piece band, Unlikely Cowboy.
Unlike the recent trend among indie rock artists who have visited the country/folk genre, Good Old War makes no attempt to assimilate its music for the sake of novelty. Thereâ€™s no fake twang in Keith Goodwinâ€™s soft vocals, nor does the band try to overindulge itself by adding sounds by the harmonica or mandolin just for the sake of having them. Instead, this trio from Pennsylvania retains the intimate storytelling nature of folk-song structure, playing music for those who desire an emotive, lyrical experience without having to wade through pretentious or unnecessary musical gimmicks to get it.
Only Way To Be Alone, Good Old Warâ€™s debut full length, was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Miranda Lee Richards) in Los Angeles in May 2008.
Good Old War tour:
Sep 24 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock +
Sep 25 Dekalb, IL @ House Cafe +
Sep 26 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s +
Sep 27 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter +
Sep 28 Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s Inner City +
Sep 29 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot +
Sep 30 Akron, OH @ Musica +
Oct 02 Harrisburg, PA @ Whittaker Center +
Oct 03 Allston, MA @ Harpers Ferry +
Oct 04 Rockville Center, NY @ The Vibe Lounge +
Oct 06 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s +
+ = w/ The Honorary Title & Cory Branan
Upcoming Radio Appearances:
KZMV in Breckenridge, CO
KSMT in Breckenridge, CO
WXRY in Columbia, SC
WNKU in Cincinatti, OH
WSGE in Charlotte, NC
KTGB in Kansas City, MO