Category: Indie Folk

Good Old War sings of love on “Not Quite Happiness”

My freshman year in college I excitedly volunteered to be a member of the Student Programming Board’s Concert Committee and was soon appointed the Hospitality Coordinator for all future concerts.

My first task: Days Away and The Starting Line. That was when I was first introduced to the musical talents of Keith Goodwin of then Days Away (RIP) and now the indie folk band, Good Old War. I loved Days Away immediately and consider “Mapping An Invisible World” one of the most influential albums I’ve ever heard. Since then, I’ve supported his current project, Good Old War, since the beginning of the band’s inception, and they are one of my top 3 favorite bands (all from Philly btw).

I took this clip at World Cafe Live in Philly earlier this year. Keith and Dan perform an emotional and raw rendition of their incredible song, “Not Quite Happiness” off Come Back As Rain.

“…It was not quite happiness / just love, just love…”

I think this has a lot to say about how we should be treating each other in our country’s state. Love each other, respect each other, care for each other. For we all have differences, but we are all more alike than we realize.