Good Ol’ Goats at The Royal
If you missed these guys (and one girl!) at Wapiti Music Festival or at Starbelly Jam this summer, this is your chance to come check out this energetic young banjo folky awesome band!! Right here at the Royal..
Don’t be fooled by the relative youth of the members of the Good Ol’ Goats—these talented kids are old souls that have garnered cross-generational fans.
Their energetic bluegrass-folk inflected melodies and clever, somewhat subversive lyrics are unexpectedly mature, nuanced and just plain fun. Many of their songs speak to the rural British Columbia landscape that the Good Ol’ Goats call home; others to the painful and painfully funny wasteland/wonderland that young adults inhabit and know so well.
Driving the lyrics are tight acoustic instrumentation, complex rhythms, and sweet harmonies. Influenced by artists like the Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Mumford and Sons, and many others, The Goats met and wrote their first song together in their high school music composition class and never looked back.
From knees-up/elbows-out foot stompers to reflective ballads, The Good Ol’ Goats hit all the right notes.
The Good Ol' Goats are the winners of the 2013 Kootenay Music Awards for "Best Roots and Blues Artist" and also "Artist of the Year". The band was also 2nd overall in the 2013 CBC Searchlight Competition to find Canada's Best New Artist.