“We’re just a group of guys who love to play music.” If you’d ask Allen Goodroad, lead singer of Goodroad, about what this band is like, that’s what you’d hear. “We’ve come from all sorts of backgrounds to form this unique group that allows us to get away with playing anything.”
What Allen’s talking about, of course, is the wide range of musical talent in the group. Every band member is proficient in more than one instrument. While they keep drummer Kyle Maurer on the cajon and percussion to keep the groove, the remaining members pull out instruments that include guitars, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, fiddles, accordions, and keys. This allows them to not only play their original songs from their albums, but to also perform top charters and crowd favorites with their own twist.
Where can you find Goodroad? On any given weekend, Goodroad is packing the house at various venues around Sioux Falls and in many surrounding cities. They’re also a favorite at the Argus Leader Ribfest and have performed at many corporate events including the Avera Big Grape and events at Grand Falls Casino. They don’t stop there – the guests at wedding receptions and private parties are kept on the dance floor by the energy the group brings.
What can you expect? A one-of-a-kind show. This band communicates on the fly to assure each performance is unique. You can catch guitar expert, Micah Wetzel, playing and singing Pumped Up Kicks or Ants Marching. Or Brian Hanegan, saxy saxophone player, jamming to Ring of Fire. You may get to hear bass player, Jordan Ochocki, sing the latest Zac Brown Band song or even play The Devil Went Down to Georgia on the fiddle. Their style allows them to play songs from a wide range of artists to include Jason Mraz, Eric Church, Dave Matthews, Lifehouse, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, Rascal Flatts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mumford & Sons, Matt Nathanson, and Phillip Phillips.
Goodroad released their third original album, How We Roll, on November 16th at The District. How We Roll and their previous albums, Lonely Trip (2006) and Detour (2009), are available on iTunes. To purchase a CD, email Goodroad.