It’s been awhile, but I’m looking forward to hanging out with Goodbye June again when they hit Orlando for WJRR’s Earthday Birthday on April 22. I met them in 2015 fresh off their tour with ZZTop, and newly into my career in photojournalism. Some of my interviews that day were pretty rough, but this one was the highlight of my entire weekend, and in the top three of my portfolio. Listen as we talk about their musical history, growing up singing in church, and getting giddy over Billy Gibbons. Don’t mind when I incite an impromptu Andy Griffith alter call, completely off key.
On touring with ZZTOP:
They seemed to like our music, which is mind blowing.
There’s Billy Gibbons waiting for us in his pajamas … and he says … ‘I like your set.’
On growing up singing in church:
We grew up Pentecostal … everybody did music in the church, or preached, one or the other or both. So at a very young age we were put on stages to do stuff, and my dad use to force me to sing solos I didn’t want to sing.
Black gospel probably had a big influence in our music. That’s kind of where we get the feel. That style of music moves people, and I feel like we learned that lesson from playing music in church.
Three first cousins from Indiana and Tennessee get together and make music. What ensues is glorious. Get to know the music and personality of Brandon, Landon, and Tyler of Goodbye June. I’ve included some of my favorite songs from their first EP Danger in the Morning and their upcoming CD Magic Valley, available for pre-order at iTunes. And here’s that spotify I promised to link …