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Good Old War For The Honorary Title


08/25/2009
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(PR) 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.

eldom 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:
Aug 26 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone +
Aug 27 W.Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern +
Aug 28 Virginia Beach, VA @ ECSC - Hurley Free Festival
Aug 31 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's +
Sep 01 Metarie, LA @ The High Ground +
Sep 02 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingers +
Sep 05 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee +
Sep 06 Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar +
Sep 07 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit +
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 15 Portland, OR @ Satyricon +
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 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



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