Good Old War

Birmingham Mountain Radio Presents

Good Old War

Elliot Root

Sat. August 8, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saturn

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 18 and over

Good Old War
Good Old War
Keith Goodwin is a singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist who owns a cat named King and a dog named Jet. He’s a middle child with two children of his own. Keith writes at the very least an idea for a song each day and is known for unique stage dancing.
Dan Schwartz is a music-obsessed Sagittarius with a bike riding habit the size of Philadelphia. He is also a coffee enthusiast and an avid reader who doesn't need a movie to be "good" to like it. He enjoys a game of dominos and a shot of whiskey with friends. Most of all, Dan is a guitar player, songwriter, and harmony singer.

Broken Into Better Shape (2015)
Broken Into Better Shape finds Good Old War pushing their musical boundaries to the limit. Road-weary from two years at sea, the trio set out to write an album full of songs that were not limited to sounding perfect in a live experience. They bunkered down in Goodwin’s toddler-toy-filled house and struggled for half a year to find what they were looking for. Around this time, drummer Tim Arnold left the band for Atlanta, where his fiancé was pregnant with their first child. Arnold’s DNA remains in the band and his fingerprints are still present as a writer on some of the tracks on the record. With half of the album’s songs now written, Goodwin and Schwartz began experimenting with other writers and producers. In New York City, they dreamed up the ultra-inspirational “Fly Away” with writer Emile Haynie (fun., Bruno Mars). A trip to Los Angeles found them improbably paired in a writing session with Zimbabwe-born urban producer T-Collar, where a hook was crafted that the band were eager to take to the studio. It would become their first single, “Tell Me What You Want From Me.” Broken Into Better Shape became the record that it is in Nashville, where the band wrote and rounded out songs with producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krause & Union Station, MatKearney, Dolly Parton) and with the aid of a terrific group of musicians and writers. Whereas much of the band’s earlier work had been written individually, this album would end up being a grand collaboration. The result is the band’s proudest moment, an album of lush, well-crafted songs with no filler, ten songs whittled down from a pool of over forty.

April 2015 will find the band touring for the first time in three years, reunited with drummer Tim Arnold, who’s traded changing diapers for continuing to be a touring member of the band.
Elliot Root
Elliot Root is an american alternative music group based in the heart of Music City Nashville. Challenged by the surrounding music scene, Elliot Root has received attention for their eclectic mix­up of impactful melodies and an ever changing variety of soundscapes influenced by the bands many musical heroes of all genres. On records, the band offers listeners an engaging experience of poetic lyrics supported by unique rhythms and musical anicdotes; Live, the band brings to the table a high-
energy show, moving the crowd to be found in the experience of dynamic vocals and an array of musical arrangements. With a spirit driven message of love and hope, the band calls on its audience to be free in the moment. In May 2014 the band released the "ER/EP" soon to be followed by a forthcoming, currently unnamed EP. After recently signing and joining forces with McGhee Entertainment and CAA Nashville, the band is set to make a push for the hearts of music lovers all over the world. Keep an eye and ear out for the band as they are sure to be bringing music to your ears in some capacity soon.
Venue Information:
Saturn
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222
http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/