Folk-Punk Band Goodwin Rainer Appreciates 'Self Satisfaction' of Creative Process
Goodwin Rainer (Mobile, AL), formed in 2017 and often described as “folk punk” or “alt. country,” is a 7-piece band with heartfelt songs featuring an assortment of strings, loud distorted bass and wailing horn sections. A Damn Good Tour (April 2022) is to support their debut record “Damn Good Friends”, released in late 2021.
Who are you taking a page from when it comes to achieving your music goals? I thought about this question a lot, and I think the answer is Jeff Rosenstock. He has been on top of the DIY punk scene for quite some time, and is highly respected by a lot of people. Jeff has steadily built an organic following just by being a badass and being a good person. We’re not after fame and fortune, we just want to have fun and play shows for people that care about music. What do you have your heart set on for your music career? Traveling. We all want to see the world, and a lot of people do that by touring. It’s obviously not the only goal, but it’s a big one. When are you finishing up your next project? The album cycle for our record “Damn Good Friends” is almost over. We still have a music video or two to drop. But the next thing we plan to release is the digital version of a cassette tape that we’ve been selling exclusively at shows, so watch out for that! How do you respond to obstacles in the music making process? Typically, take a break and come back to it later. I’m not one to overextend myself in the writing process. Even though most of our songs are short, some of them take a while to write because if I catch writer’s block, I set that song aside until the block goes away. I typically only write when the creative juices are naturally flowing, I don’t force myself. Maybe I should though, who knows? What does it take to apply all your focus in making a project come to fruition? I tend to hyperfocus on certain things. For example, the tracklisting for “Damn Good Friends” was pretty meticulously put together so that the songs flow in a cohesive order both musically, and lyrically. All of us in Goodwin Rainer are fans of storytelling and continuity, so there is a lot of attention to detail in all aspects of each project. What are you gaining from spending your time on ultimately doing what you love? Self satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and it’s just pretty damn fun to play music on stage with six of your friends. Are there any other passions aside from your music that's getting your attention? I think that outside of music, we all enjoy most of the same things. Especially different types of art. Photography, painting, cinematography… just to name a few amongst all of us. One or two of the guys also have a pretty green thumb, so I’d say our passions stretch pretty far beyond music. UPCOMING SHOWS April 1st - Pensacola, FL - House Show April 2nd - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box April 3rd - Ocean Springs, MS - Julep Room April 4th - New Orleans, LA - Blunicorp HQ April 5th - Hattiesburg, MS - Sin Den April 6th - Jackson, MS - Fondren Guitars April 7th - Memphis, TN - Hitone April 8th - Muscle Shoals, AL - Dorm Eleven April 9th - Birmingham, AL - Audio Shack April 10th - Montgomery, AL - The Sanctuary May 3rd - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box (w/ Mephiskapheles)
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