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Good Old War on tour

posted Jul 5, 2015, 12:20 PM by Vu Nguyen
When they first got started back in 2008, the founders of Good Old War -- Keith Goodwin, Tim Arnold, and Dan Schwartz -- carved their band name out of their own. Though they bid farewell to Arnold, the moniker still stands for the group's fourth full-length release, 'Broken Into Better Shape,' just out on Nettwerk.

The album leans heavily on raucous folk-pop to make its point, but closes with the tender acoustic ballad, "Don't Forget." While traveling around in support of the release, Goodwin and Schwartz stopped by the Mobli Beach House in Florida to lay down an even more tender, more acoustic rendering of the tune.

Schwartz explains the sparseness, "The song was written to say goodbye to a person very close to us. The music was meant to be as intimate as the lyrics are, so it was recorded that way. Because of that, it doesn't really change much in an acoustic setting. Mainly, we try to make sure we're on the meanings of songs and do our best to make sure we're expressing that whenever we play."

Tour dates:

07/12/15 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
07/14/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
07/15/15 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
07/17/15 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
07/19/15 Grand Targhee Festival
07/20/15 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
07/21/15 Boise, ID Neurolux
07/23/15 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
07/24/15 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
07/27/15 San Francisco, CA The Independent
07/28/15 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
07/31/15 Dallas, TX The Kessler Theater
08/01/15 San Antonio, TX Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall
08/02/15 Austin, TX The Parish
08/04/15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
08/05/15 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
08/07/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
08/08/15 Birmingham, AL Saturn
08/09/15 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
08/11/15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
08/12/15 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
08/13/15 Washington, DC The Hamilton Live
08/15/15 Pinelands Music Festival
09/19/15 Toronto Urban Roots Festival


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