Good Brothers to Perform this Weekend in Renous & Bathurst

goodbrosBruce, Brian, and Larry also known as The Good Brothers are in the province this week as part of their 2016 Maritime Express Tour and will perform at the Renous Recreation Centre on Friday April 22nd and at the Bathurst Legion on Saturday April 23rd. Both shows start at 9 pm and tickets are $20 per person. Tickets for the Renous show are available at Renous Convenience, telephone 622-6561. Tickets for the Bathurst show are available at the Legion. The Brian Kenny Band will open for the trio in Bathurst.

The Good Brothers who won eight consecutive Juno awards for Best Country Group and headlined gigs at Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, The National Art Centre and performed countless shows at LA’s Universal Amphitheatre with (their mentor) Gordon Lightfoot have gained a worldwide audience over the course of their accomplished career. The Goods’ were honoured by being the 2004 inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well as two nominations for Country Group and Roots Artist of the year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. They have toured in Europe 37 times, where their loyal legion of fans embrace them time and time again.

The first show of their career was with Bruce and Brian Good with James Aykroyd in the group at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto with Grand Funk Railroad. Then came the cross Canada tour on the outrageous Festival Express with such bands as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Ian & Sylvia, and The Band, to name a few. With a little help from friends The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, they recorded their first album on Columbia records. Gigs at San Francisco’s famed Fillmore West and LA’s Troubadour and in Northern California with The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Quicksilver Messenger Service were monumental.

Brian and Bruce Good joined forces with their younger brother Larry in 1973 and performed their first gig at the legendary Toronto club The Riverboat, on May 14, 1974. It wasn’t long, before The Good Brothers were packing Toronto’s fabled El Mocambo five nights a week; breaking bar records, attendance records and exhausting determined dancers. The Good Brothers self-titled debut album went double gold and in 2003 their album titled One True Thing was voted Canada’s number one Independent Album of the Year. Their music encompasses country, bluegrass, folk and the occasional selection from their rock and roll songbook.

Don’t miss this phenomenal band as they roll across our region this week! All aboard the Maritime Express Tour!

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