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.

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.

Live From The City of Brotherly Love (2013)
Recorded live on August 6th, 2012 at Union Transfer in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia, the performance captured is a celebration of Good Old War’s unique live interaction with their fans. The track listing includes all the band’s favorite songs and is intended to be a love letter to their supporters. The album also marked the end of a chapter with their beloved friends at Sargent House Records.

Come Back as Rain (2012)
The band’s third album was produced by Jason Cupp at ARC in Omaha, which had turned out records by great artist like Jenny Lewis, The Faint and Bright Eyes. Come Back as Rain featured the singles “Calling Me Names” and “Amazing Eyes” – the album debuted at#1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and continued to thrive as the band toured for four years with artists like Counting Crows, NEEDTOBREATHE, Xavier Rudd and Dispatch.

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Self Titled (2010)
Good Old War’s mission on this album was to expand all of the big sounds they’d been able to make “only” as a three piece. It was written and recorded in a rented house in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Self Titled saw Good Old War make inroads at commercial radio, where songs like “My Own Sinking Ship” and “That’s Some Dream” took hold. During this period Good Old War toured at a supernatural pace, playing with a long list of incredible artists including Dr. Dog, Alison Krause & Union Station, and Here We Go Magic. They also found themselves making the Coachella debut the spring after Self Titled came out.

Only Way to Be Alone (2008)
The band’s debut found them defining and actualizing their three-part harmony sound approach. A very stripped down album, Only Way gave Good Old War fans some of their favorite songs, including “Coney Island” and “Looking for Shelter.”