Wednesday, October 22, 2014

November 2014 in Goose-music!

Let's be realistic. You have to go see your friends play music. They put all their spare time and energy into this wonderful gift of expression and they want to share it with you! The Goose is the perfect place to see sweet local performers because of it's intimate and rustic setting, delicious British and American foods, and a vast assortment of beers and spirits. Also, it sounds great! We've got a nice sound system and all this old wood and brick vibrates perfectly.

Early Times
Saturday, November 1st
Early grew up in Sacramento and became a fixture of the music scene on several fronts. His musical ubiquity was acknowledged as he received more Sammie nominations than any other solo artist during his time there. These nominations were far ranging and included Best Rock Musician/Vocalist; Best Singer/Songwriter; Best Local CD; Best Rock Band; Best Blues Band; and Best Jazz Band. Some of these were received multiple times. In addition, he received a Critics’ Choice Award as Sacramento’s Best Guitarist. His debut CD "Society For the Misunderstood" received Best Local CD of the Year honors from "Sac This Week".
Early left Sacramento in 1997 to tour the U.S. and Greece with blues singer E.C. Scott. He recorded two CDs with E.C. for Blind Pig Records. Lee Hildebrand of the San Francisco Chronicle gave a 4-star review of E.C. Scott's "Hard Act to Follow" and wrote:
"Featured throughout the album is the scorching guitar work of a Sacramento musician named Early Times."
Early then moved to New York City where he helped launch Sirius Satellite Radio and gave blues its first national radio station. He hosted a 6 hour radio show on Sirius Blues and watched the fledgling company grow from 0 subscribers to over 17million.
Most recently, Early has used his musical skills in New York City to help people with Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and other challenges and has been in demand for his work. He just recorded an original song called “Special Abilities” for a documentary about adults with developmental disabilities. (You can hear the track here:
He operates Manhattan Recording where he has been producing albums including an upcoming release from one-time Sacramento resident Gail George. (You can hear a track here: In addition, he recently recorded music for an upcoming film called “Used Books”. He recorded two of his original songs with legendary engineer Jay Messina (Aerosmith, Kiss, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Miles Davis).

Chris Kelly & Cherisha Heart 
Thursday, November 6th
Chris and Cherisha play the soft acoustic classics of Joni Mitchell, Maria Muldaur, John Prine, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Elton John and many more.

Delta City Ramblers, Pine Street Ramblers, and Wild Rabbit
Friday, November 7th
Here's a full night of wonderful acoustic groups. Wear your overalls and prepare yourself for sweet melodies and foot stomping rhythms! Delta City says, "Americana? Acoustic? Who knows anymore. It Jangles and Shuffles and Grooves and sings real good." Wild Rabbit (formerly Br'er Rabbit) plays folk-stomp Americana from the Pacific NW. Pine Street is good timin' acoustic roots music from the Sierra Foothills. Whisky!

The Secret Lives of Squirrels and Mau
Saturday, November 8th
The Squirrels say, "Rocking, in fact, is as important to the Squirrels as acorns are to, well, squirrels." Mau is/are the dudes that bring you Owlfest, the guy from KAI KLN, the fella from the CAL Berkeley marching band, and of course Ben Demartini on Bass!

Kelly Edward Berger
Wednesday, November 12th
We have a special guest musical purveyor for Northern Soul & Cornhole night on Wednesday, Nov. 12th. Kelly joins us on his triumphant return to the city of Sacs all the way from the city of Oklahomas. Kelly is a lovely creative force and a dear friend. Come join us for his choice sounds and consider sticking around for cornhole too! 

Steve McLane
Thursday, November 13th

Thursday the 13th it’s Steve McLane’s timeless acoustic tunes. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. He plays classics from Neil Young to the Beatles to Bob Dylan. It's a nice mellow way to spend a Thursday evening with a pint and a pasty. 8pm, free.

Dandelion Moon, Kally O'Mally, and Home By Dark
Friday, November 14th
Dandelion Moon blends contemporary folk-pop with classics and blues to create an enticing stew of Americana. Kally is a singer songwriter who writes story based songs rife with bright harmonies, full string sections and catchy hooks. Home By Dark is a snazzy five PEACE band from Sactown playing acoustic American twang music. 

The Bright Faces, Garble, and The Polymers
Saturday, November 15th
The Bright Faces are sorta country and sorta power pop. Garble is a newly formed band led by Stephanie Espinosa of Dead Horses and Jaime Espinosa of The Followers of Sunshine with David Adams of Drive Thru Mystics on bass and vocals and Frank Tuna on Drums. This powerhouse quartet delivers skillfully-nuanced, heavy, in-your-face rock with heart-felt songs that force you to listen. The Polymers play melodic rock & roll filled with catchy pop hook goodness. Featuring the original drummer from that band that rhymes with snake, sweet male/female harmonies, and nice outfits.

Thursday, November 20th
The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 20th. Mike has played at the Goose for many many years, and his brand of classic acoustic music is always refreshing. Featuring Kathy Barwick, Mike Justis, Steve O'Neil, Jeff Sears, and Steve McLane, you're always in for some great Americana, Blues, and Classic folk music.

Them Travelin' Birds and Jackson Griffith
Friday, November 21st
Them Travelin' Birds is a rambling acoustic folk duo from Oakland, California making a cross-country loop of the continental US! Jackson Griffith is a kind and interesting singer-songwriter chap.

The Storytellers and Rat Stomp
Saturday, November 22nd

Sac Storytellers are Sacramento's premier reggae/groove band, helping people party and dance rain or shine. Rat Stomp is a 3-piece band from Nevada County, Ca. They play a variety of music styles including rock, grunge, reggae, ska, punk, old delta blues, and surf. Don't miss this show!

Red Union Blue and Jenn Rogar
Friday, November 28th
Red Union Blue plays rock, new country, and pop led by Trina Thompson on vocals and Chris Lee on guitar. Jenn is a lovely singer/songwriter specializing in folky protest songs.

The Followers of Sunshine and The Stringtown Ambassadors
Saturday, November 29th
The Followers are such good, sincere rock & roll with Jaime's slick tubey Les Paul licks and friendly lyrics that we always look forward to. String Duo Rosalind Parducci and Arlo Blaisus create a blend of contemporary and traditional music, combining old time tunes and Celtic roots with a modern twist. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

October is good at the Goosey!

We here at Goose Music headquarters believe that once the heat wave is over and the rain comes, all the good music will come back to Gooseland. And sure enough, October is sounding great, so naturally we should expect lots of rain. This is, of course, just a hypothesis, but I'm pretty sure that's how it worked last year and the year before and the year before... Anyways, you should come drink some beer with us and listen to great music at your wonderful little pub.

Update: Last night's show with Daryl Black and Gillian Underwood was phenomenal and it rained. Daryl's set was a lesson in true fun and inspired entertainment. What a great pleasure to watch him captivate everyone with his incredible wit and talent. You may be able to catch him here again in December...

Every Wednesday is Northern Soul and Cornhole, our weekly night of classic rare soul music, rocksteady, northern soul, garage, and the super fun bag toss game, Cornhole! 8pm/free Cornhole usually starts at 10pm after people have finished eating. Looks like Wednesdays may become board game night too. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, October 2nd
Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks
Every first Thursday we have Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks. They play original Americana/folk with a twist. Enjoy good feelin' music and great beer at the Goose!

Friday, October 3rd
The Delta City Ramblers
Geoff Baker

Delta is two or three or four or six dudes playin' tunes. Sweet country infused bluegrassy music. Geoff is from Oaktown and writes songs about things going wrong. His full baritone voice conveys a sense of loss and regret. Have a Welsh Rarebit and wash it down with a Pimm's Cup. Mmm-mm good.

Saturday, October 4th
Old Cotton Dreary
The Orange Scene

Old Cotton is led by the fearless Mike Fleming and they do good old rock & roll. Sometimes Mike dresses like Elvis. Sometimes he doesn't wear a shirt. Either way this is a rockin' good time. The Orange Scene is pure girl rock like Joan Jett or Pat Benatar or even Janis Joplin. They are super fun and catchy so get over here and dance like a Sasquatch! 

Steve McLane
Thursday, October 9th

Thursday the 9th it’s Steve McLane’s timeless acoustic tunes. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. He plays classics from Neil Young to the Beatles to Bob Dylan. It's a nice mellow way to spend a Thursday evening with a pint and a pasty. 8pm, free.

Friday, October 10th
The Bleedin' Hearts
Bobby Cash (Cash Prophets)
It's a night of indie country with Sacramento's best in vintage honky tonk rock. The Bleedin' Hearts are a high octane combo founded by former members of Sacramento's popular alt-country outfit, 99 Tales (Sean Schroeder, Dave Hays), and rounded out by veteran players, bassist Juan Flores, and guitarist/pedal steeler Greg Hain. Bobby Cash from the Cash Prophets will open the show with an acoustic solo set. He's basically Johnny Cash's long lost 

Saturday, October 11th
Red Sky Sunrise
The Baddest Beams
Red Sky Sun Rise is a female fronted band creating melodic moody music... Inspired by universal tones, time waves and cosmic forces. Basically they're rock & roll in a Heart kind of way. Epic and fancy. The Beams are psychedelic lo-fi pop and moody too. Super colorful and amazing! Have a pint and chill out!

Thursday, October 16th
The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 16th. Mike has played at the Goose for many many years, and his brand of classic acoustic music is always refreshing. Featuring Kathy Barwick, Mike Justis, Steve O'Neil, Jeff Sears, and Steve McLane, you're always in for some great Americana, Blues, and Classic folk music.

Friday, October 17th
The Pikeys

Hey, it's Irish punk rock and Tom Waitsey gravel from The Pikeys. Don't miss out on our tasty food, unique entertainment, extensive beer selection, and huge collection of bricks!

Saturday, October 18th
Antique Naked Soul
Zyah Belle

Saturday, October 18th is the return of Oakland's brilliant a capella hip-hop/soul group, Antique Naked Soul. They have amazing harmonies, incredible beat boxing, and sweet loops. Zyah is an R&B songstress and rapper originally from Vallejo. Zyah and her band are pure soul and super tight! Don't miss this show!

Thursday, October 23rd
John Gruber
James Israel
Blues and Americana from two great local guitarists. Enjoy free live music at your favorite pub.

Friday, October 24th
The Stuff
Brian Watson
Blues rock from Sacramento's best! The Stuff features local legends Dr. Rock, David Lynch, Bob Mariano, and Tony Dey playing raw blues with a sound all their own. Buji is doing an opening solo acoustic set and he's a crooner.

Saturday, October 25th
The Skylarks
Triton Taylor
The Skylarks are a Los Angeles based band; a unique hybrid of music that draws from Americana, vintage country and pop genres. Triton says, "I know people will be able to connect with what I feel and the music I make because it is relevant. As people all of us have similar desires. I sing about those desires and emotions and experiences that a lot of us have."

Thursday, October 30th
Chicken & Dumpling

Chicken & Dumpling will be at the Goose on Thursday the 30th, warming your night with down home blues. The duo consists of Charles the chicken on guitar and Julia the dumpling on bass. Enjoy this free show with a pint and a Shepherd's Pie... we don't have chicken and dumplings.

Friday, October 31st
A Very Scary Garage Rock Halloween Party and Costume Contest!!
Come out and boogie at the Goose this Halloween with garage rock, rare soul, and disgusting funk by Sara Adams, Austin Robins, and our restaurant manager, Aaron Edwards! Make sure your costume is extra ghoulish so you win the costume contest.