Goodman County

Goodman County

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Biography

Goodman County has been together for the better part of four years. Originally playing acoustic tunes in the vein of Kristofferson and Cash, their songwriting has evolved into music that would make both Johnny Cash and Paul Westerberg smile.

New Video up for "Anarchy in the Southern States:"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZZZ9CdHZbo

Goodman County was recently seen alternately waltzing and slam-dancing across Texas with Two Cow Garage and I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House on their way to playing SXSW. Goodman County played at the Shelterhouse/Roughneck Booking party at Mother Egans on March 15th.

Goodman County had a great year in 2005: Plowhandle Records (www.plowhandle.com) released Dead Ends and Transits; Goodman County played scores of live shows; and the band also garnered their first national and first international press. SPIN Magazine chose "Anarchy In The Southern States" from the Dead Ends album as essential new music to listen to in October. Americana UK wrote "...Anarchy in the Southern States picks up the cudgel laid down by the Sex Pistols and beats the banal and the mundane to
death with it. It is as deafening an answer to corporate rock in the USA as Sweet Home Alabama was to Neil Young's Southern Man.”

So far, 2006 has started to build on the momentum started last year. With the release of their new EP, Trailercore, on Plowhandle Records, further hones the diverse styles of Goodman County. Walking on the same side of the road as label-mates Buffalo Nickel, Goodman County starts with classic southern rock and country as a base, but wanders into punk rock and bluegrass. Someone could two-step one minute and pogo the next at a live show.

To date, Goodman County has had the pleasure of playing with Lucero, Elsah, Bobby Bare Jr., Two Cow Garage, Questions In Dialect, Buffalo Nickel, Carey Hudson Trio, Slobberbone/Brent Best, among other bands.

Lyrics

Song for the Cynics

Written By: Cody Cox

if there is no air will the lungs collapse
if there is no love will the heart give out

a girl with a harp can make you cry
a girl dressed in burlap can steal, can steal your eye

break out the strings and sigh
cause everything we thought was right
and we won't sing lullabies
anymore at night

if there's stories across your back
why do your white palms keep staining black

your life will soon be cut short long before you're tired
dust to dust is what they sell, but death is a patient buyer

break out the strings and sigh
cause everything we thought was right
and we won't sing lullabies
anymore at night

sing to me
sing to us
sing to everything
sing to everything we've lost

man will sell you faith, faith from a spangled throne above
when glasses that you wrap your soul around keep on calling your bluff

break out the strings and sigh
cause everything we thought was right
and we won't sing lullabies
anymore at night

Discography

Pictures from a Moving Vehicle (2000)
Dead-ends and Transits (2005)
Trailercore (2006)

Set List

originals with some choice "outlaw" country covers such as "Folsom Prison Blues"