The Good Morning Nags
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The Good Morning Nags

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Americana Folk




"The Good Morning Nags release EP"

The Good Morning Nags release EP

"New York City’s The Good Morning Nags are singlehandedly bringing the fluidity of old school Americana back into country music..."

"'Birmingham' exquisitely original meld of traditional Appalachian folk music and contemporary country swagger, and personally I found that it only takes one listen to have its quaint prose seared into your mind for the duration of your days." - No Depression

"The Good Morning Nags No Damn Good EP"

"...addictive in its energy levels and the sheer organic quickness and unity between everything within."

"The Good Morning Nags are an incredible band and a live show is something you don’t want to miss out on should you be lucky enough to catch one." - Stereo Stickman

"The Good Morning Nags: No Damn Good EP Review: Energetic"

"like sitting in a bar room where drinks are flowing, all of your best mates are surrounding you, laughs are plentiful, and there’s no better place in the world to be."
"Their sound is like a classic folk-rock/bluegrass-meets -The Struts with a little bit of NYC attitude thrown in there for good measure." - Review Fix

"Sounds: The Good Morning Nags // New EP"

"brings back Americana in a way that is accessible, and very different from most of the music coming out of NYC" - Left Bank Mag

"IndiePulse Reviews “No Damn Good” by The Good Morning Nags"

"...a work of Folk Music inspired magic, with upbeat tempos, intricate and masterfully performed melodies and talent that is jaw dropping wonderful"

"...celebrated modern minstrels from the “Stone Hills of NYC.” - IndiePulse


"You’d be hard pressed to find a band, country or otherwise, boasting more creative songwriting east of the Mississippi,"

"The Nags, unlike many of their closest contemporaries and rivals, don’t need big amplifiers or even electricity to ignite excitement in a crowd. They don’t need big volume to make a statement, because harmonies like these don’t have to be loud to leave an impression the size of a lunar crater in the heart of even the most discriminating listener among us." - Indie Band Guru

"The Good Morning Nags – No Damn Good (single)"

"Is it folk? Is it Bluegrass? Is it some sort of Rock amalgamation? Whatever it is, it’s fantastic." - The Ark of Music


Still working on that hot first release.



The Good Morning Nags is an NYC-based roots-country band that finds inspiration in traditional American folk music as well as more contemporary styles. Back in the late 00s, Britt Reagan (guitar), Tim Hassler (fiddle), Titus Tompkins (drums/percussion), and Ben Quinn (mandolin) began playing music together at the University of Evansville in Indiana. As theater students, they often collaborated to score plays with music. Through these experiences, they quickly learned that their tastes, talents, and friendship formed a four-part harmony and they began writing their own material, culminating in an early collection of songs, “Rise and Shiner”.
After graduating, the group dispersed across the country, before reuniting in NYC.

In NYC, the group started busking all over the city, in parks and on subway platforms. Gigs soon followed and Mark Spitznagel (Rusty Guns) joined the band, bringing his virtuosic banjo style, which complemented the band’s increasingly traditional repertoire. Highlighting their love of old time and bluegrass, as well as their raucous busking personality, the band paired up with Erik Samuelson (Three Crown Studio) to release their first 7-song EP, “The Good Morning Nags”. 

The band grew once more when Pete O’Neill (Mama Juke, CC & The Boys, and more) brought his dynamic bass lines and rhythmic genius into the mix. With the current 6 members, the band turned its sights on recording a full-length album of original material. After an exciting songwriting process and a successful crowdfunding campaign, The Good Morning Nags returned to Three Crown Studio to record with Erik Samuelson. Their first full length album, “Hard Hope” is available now on all platforms.

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