Good Old War

Kickstand Productions Presents

Good Old War

Twin Bandit

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 17 and over

Good Old War
Good Old War
Good Old War will release their fourth studio album and first on Nettwerk Records, Broken Into Better Shape on June 30th. Produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), and featuring lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” it follows critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan. Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring along side a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlile and Dr. Dog.

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.
Twin Bandit
"While Walker and Elliott may not share biological DNA, their musical chemistry is undeniable...If the Wailin' Jennys had made Emmylou Harris's 'Wrecking Ball,' it might well sound like 'For You."

The best songwriting duos are a dialectic of individual creativity and perspective (Rodgers the lyrics,Hammerstein the music; McCartney the love, Lennon the anger), and thankfully, Jamie and Hannah are anything but clones.

Born and raised her entire life in Canada’s poorest urban neighbourhood, Hannah eschewed the usual sugary tunes of adolescence and found instead a music that spoke to her, and to those oblique corners of society that she lives. Woody Guthrie. Doc Watson. Early Dylan. Folk music is a community’s real music, singing for love, yes, but also for respect, for fairness, and for ‘the everyman’. Raised in that milieu and yet in a loving home with many musical sisters, a father who plays the blues, and a mother who founded a free classical music academy for underprivileged youth,
the fit was seamless.

Jamie raised in Tsawwassen BC, also grew up singing, but explored many genres of music before finally falling in love with roots: bluegrass, old time, country and folk. A late fan of Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, and the immortal country duo the Louvin Brothers, at age sixteen Jamie picked up her first guitar discovered there the power – and the joy - of music as a means of self-expression. Her music CV already includes stints now with Christopher Leigh and the Boogie Chillens, the Sirens, and Ali Romanow and the Mission Hill Family Band.

Call it Providence - we, the listeners, are doubly blessed. It happened so subtly one day, at the music academy that Hannah met her ideal complement in Jamie Elliot. Both were prepping food in the kitchen on one of those days when singing is the only thing that will get you through. Hannah starts on a tune, “The Good Old Way”. And with no introduction and no aha! the new volunteer across the kitchen joins in. In a world where the music entertainment juggernaut churns out pop candy to the masses, what are the chances that two young strangers in the same room should know that Primitive Methodist revival song? They sing, as though they have been singing together in a world before their birth. Jamie with a voice equal to, yet different than, Hannah’s. Within two months the future Twin Bandit Duo would be writing their first song together.

So get ready for some Providence. For some unforgettable tunes, exquisite harmonies, and lyrics that dare to speak of more than sugar.
Venue Information:
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647