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Over the weekend on Dec. 30 and 31, Goose descended upon Cincinnati’s Andrew J Brady Music Center for two evenings of silky New Year’s Eve celebrations. The first evening saw many beloved songs and was declared “Goose Day” by the City’s mayor, Aftab Pureval, while the final day of 2022 saw two live debuts.

Goose opened their first set of the run with “Elizabeth” into a cover of The National’s “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” Next came “California Magic,” then both “Seekers on The Ridge Pt. 1” and “Seekers on the Ridge Pt. 2.” They rounded the set out with a fast version of “Echo Of A Rose” before closing the frame with “Turned Clouds.”

The second set of “Goose Day” began with “Into The Myst,” then “Arcadia,” which contained a tease of “Heartbreaker.” They then allowed the vocal harmonies to rise and heart rates slow with the tender “Slow Ready” into “This Old Sea.” They closed the set with a cover of Bob Seger’s seminal “Hollywood Nights.”

After a short break, they returned to the stage for an encore comprised of “Butter Rum” and “Doobie Song.”

For New Year’s Eve, Goose started things slow and sweet, reflecting on their beautiful year, with a melodic version of “All I Need.” They then moved into a familiar pairing of “Borne” > “Hungersite” before “Mr. Action.” They rounded the first set out with “Red Bird” and “Drive.”

The second set and final set of 2022 began with “Dr. Darkness” before they paid homage to a foregone era with an 80s version of “Indian River” heavy with synths. Seamlessly, Goose flowed into “Silver Rising,” which was met with applause and cheers. Next, the Connecticut ensemble jammed from “Madhuvan” into the debut of the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” back into “Madhuavan.” Next, the band played “The Empress Of Organos” before a penultimate “Thatch” and a set closing “Dripfield,” the title track of the album that guided them through 2022.

After 2023 came to fruition and Goose took a short break, they returned to the stage to play their live debut cover of David Gray’s “This Year’s Love,” and closed the show with “Animal.”

Goose are ready to start the New Year with the same velocity that they tackled 2022 with performances scheduled through June, including a spot at Dead & Company’s destination event Playing in the Sand in Mexico, livestream the event here.


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Andrew J Brady Music Center – Cincinnati
Dec. 30, 2022

Set I: Elizabeth > Bloodbuzz Ohio[1], California Magic, Seekers On The Ridge Pt. 1 > Seekers On The Ridge Pt. 2, Echo Of A Rose[2], Turned Clouds

Set II: Into The Myst, Arcadia[3], Slow Ready > This Old Sea -> Hollywood Nights[4]

Enc.: Butter Rum, Doobie Song

Coach’s Notes:
    [1] The National.
    [2] Fast version.
    [3] With Heartbreaker tease.
    [4] Bob Seger.

Coach’s Corner: Before the encore, Peter thanked Mike Moroski and mayor Aftab Pureval for declaring December 30 “Goose Day.”

Andrew J Brady Music Center – Cincinnati
Dec. 31, 2022

Set I: All I Need[1], Borne > Hungersite, Mr. Action, Red Bird, Drive

Set II: Dr. Darkness, Indian River[2] > Silver Rising, Madhuvan -> Auld Lang Syne[3] -> Madhuvan, The Empress Of Organos, Thatch, Dripfield

Enc.: This Year’s Love[4], Animal

Coach’s Notes:
    [1] Slow, melodic version.
    [2] 80s synth version.
    [3] Traditional. FTP.
    [4] David Gray. FTP.