FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 24, 2009
Good Old War impacts Triple A radio, extensive US tour continues for acoustic trio reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel, Iron & Wine
“Good Old War charms with a genuine feel-goodness. The album has no posing or forced trickery.” – Phil Ramone, Huffington Post
“Together 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 world” – Alternative Press
Acoustic folk trio Good Old War was among the top most added on the Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) radio charts last week 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.
Good Old War is currently on an extensive US tour, having recently completed a rousing series of packed shows with RX Bandits and Dredg. Complete tour dates are listed below.
Good Old War recently performed in front of 50,000 people singing at the Phillies vs. Orioles baseball game. On July 24th, 2009, the group joined The Hold Steady, Yeasayer, The Annuals and many more at the WXPN XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ.
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. There’s no fake twang in Keith Goodwin’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 War’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:
July 24 Camden, NJ @ Wiggins Park XPN Festival
July 31 Pittsfield, MA @ Bowland Theatre - Berkshire College #
Aug 26 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone +
Aug 27 W.Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern +
Aug 31 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's +
Sep 02 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingers +
Sep 05 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee +
Sep 06 Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar +
Sep 07 Shreveport, LA @ 516 Soundstage +
Sep 08 Austin, TX @ Emo's +
Sep 09 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad +
Sep 11 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre +
Sep 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory +
Sep 13 San Francisco,CA @ Bottom of the Hill +
Sep 14 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk +
Sep 16 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 +
Sep 18 Boise, ID @ The Venue +
Sep 19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater +
Sep 20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater +
Sep 22 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck +
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 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 +