Good Old War, an indie-rock/folk three-piece from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, will perform July 31 at Berkshire Community College’s Boland Theatre as part of the Indie Band Fest presented by the Rock On workshop. Good Old War eases towards the warmer side of Americana songwriting, reminiscing about Coney Island hot dogs, cotton candy and the comforts of tried and true friends. Comprised of singer/guitarist Keith Goodwin, guitarist Dan Schwartz and drummer Tim Arnold, the trio has found success nearly across the board, receiving praise from outlets such as FUSE TV, Gibson.com and Punknews.org. Gibson.com calls them one of the “top 5 bands to watch in 2009” and likens their sound to that of a lost Neil Young b-side. With other comparissons to the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Wilco and Guster, Good Old War have won spots sharing the stage with prominent modern acts such as RX Bandits, Dredg and the Honorary Title. The band even landed themselves a spot performing “God Bless America” at a Phillies/Orioles baseball game earlier this week, a fitting venue to host their Americana-influenced folk sound which The Trentonian praises for its “air of nostalgia.”
Stream some of their songs at their Myspace, watch the video for their track “Coney Island” below and click here to buy their new album “Only Way to Be Alone.” Tickets to the concert are $10 and are available in advance at 27 East Housatonic Street in Pittsfield or at the venue the day of the event. Doors open at 7PM for the 7:30PM show.