Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Good Old War launches big ol' tour


July 1, 2009

Good Old War launches big ol' tour,

acoustic trio reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel, Iron & Wine inspires numerous cover videos

“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 launches an extensive tour next week that will deliver its lulling, tuneful harmonies throughout the US. The Pennsylvania group's Sargent House debut, Only Way To Be Alone -- a rousing success on college radio & Triple-A -- has inspired numerous fans to post cover versions of Good Old War songs to YouTube. Alternately, check out the official video for "Weak Man" HERE.

Complete tour dates are listed below. Check out the MP3 for their latest single, "Looking For Shelter" HERE.

Last week, Good Old War performed in front of 50,000 people singing at the Phillies vs. Orioles baseball game. Later this month, the group joins 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 05 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre #

July 06 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep #

July 08 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues *

July 09 San Diego, CA @ SOMA *

July 10 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee *

July 11 Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress *

July 12 Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress *

July 14 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues *

July 15 Austin, TX @ Emo's *

July 16 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit *

July 18 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo's #

July 19 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs #

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 +

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 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 +

Oct 01 Harrisburg, PA @ Whittaker Center +

Oct 03 Allston, MA @ Harpers Ferry +

Oct 04 Rockville Center, NY @ The Vibe Lounge +

Oct 06 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's +

# = Good Old War headline

Hi-res cover art, photos and bio:

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