Giveaway | 2 Tickets to See Goodnight, Texas at the Middle East 2/19
by Kyle Mitchell, the editor and founder of Music Savage, lover of music, hater of remixes.
The good fellas of Goodnight Texas are coming to town next week and have given me the ok to award a few tickets to a lucky fan, as well as a vinyl copy of their record, A Long Life of Living, one of my favorite records from last year and one I think definitely belongs in your possession.
If you don’t know Goodnight Texas, let me give you the primer. Goodnight, Texas is a cross continental collaboration of Avi Vinocur and Patrick Wolf whose unlikely collaboration crosses a midpoint in the country, a town called Goodnight, Texas. Their music is based on stories of hardship, loss, broken relationships and life of post civil war Appalachia. It’s Appalachian folk style is a modern take on a historical music styling. The record is full of songs that make you sing, make you weep, and go for the repeat button again and again. Give it a listen up above (note Car Parts & Linens, Meet Me By the Smokestack and Jesse Got Trapped in a Coal Mine)
I spent a good part of the night with the band when they were here playing in what seemed like a secret barn deep within a neighborhood in Jamaica Plain. Next week, they bring their music to the Middle East upstairs for an evening of music with local favorites, Larcenist. I promise, if you haven’t seen this band live, you definitely should be at this show, and you can try to win a pair of tickets and a copy of the record below: