From Good Homes: December Reunion Shows

SECOND SET OF REUNION SHOWS!

From Good Homes
From Good Homes have announced that the band's Reunion will continue with a weekend of shows at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on December 17 & 18.

The Wellmont Theatre was the site of From Good Homes's reunion in 2009 over 2 sold out shows after a 10-year hiatus, of which Relix Magazine said the band's "playing still feels as fresh and invigorating as it ever was." Since the initial 2009 Reunion, the band has headlined The Mighty High Festival in Tuxedo, NY and performed a headline show at The Music Box at The Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City over this past Labor Day weekend.

"We've had such a great time gettin' back together and playing last year, so it just felt right to return to the Wellmont and crank it up again," says bassist Brady Rymer. "We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response, and it has been amazing to reconnect with fans and friends we hadn't seen in a long time. We're planning to ramp up the energy and spirit a little further and get the Wellmont shakin' even harder this year!"

Tickets for the shows are $28 in advance and $33 on the day of show. Purchase tickets here . More information is available at www.wellmonttheatre.com and www.fromgoodhomes.com . There will be a limited number of "Weekend Passes" offered until they sell out, which will allow fans to see both shows for $50.

From Good Homes is also doing a "secret show" at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ on November 24th. They're playing under the name Jefferson Township, which they did back in '09 at the Mercury Lounge before their Wellmont Shows.

The genesis of From Good Homes dates back to a high school band, when childhood friends Todd Sheaffer, Brady Rymer, and Patrick Fitzsimmons came together in rural, Northwestern New Jersey. Originally called "Old Crow," and later evolving into "The Dogs," the core line-up remained. With the addition of Dan Myers in 1988, and Jamie Coan in 1990, the band From Good Homes was fully formed. Named after a judge's explanation for leniency after the young band broke in to a club to finish their set, the band "from good homes" released five albums during their career - 3 of which were released by RCA Records. Their upbeat approach, solid songwriting, and unique sound allowed them to quickly develop a dedicated following on the touring circuit. The band performed over 1,500 shows across North America, including tours with Dave Matthews Band, Ratdog and shows with Bob Dylan, Guster, Widespread Panic, Hootie & The Blowfish, Blues Traveler and many more.

Bringing together rock, jazz, folk, celtic and jam-band influences under one umbrella, rooted in Todd Sheaffer's inspired songwriting, From Good Homes forged their own, instantly lovable music. Their unique style prompted one critic to affectionately label the band's blend of influences as "Hick-Pop." After disbanding in 1999, band members went on to embark on individual projects. Todd Sheaffer formed the bluegrass-influenced Railroad Earth, which has released six records and continues to sell-out shows throughout North America. After starting a family of his own, Brady Rymer began a career making music for children and families; his most recent release Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award in the Best Musical Album for Children category. Drummer Patrick Fitzsimmons has had a very successful run as a singer/songwriter, releasing five records independently and touring regularly in the Northeast. Saxophonist Dan Myers runs a production company, Dirt Floor Studio, and has worked on records with Adam Green, Sam Champion, as well as with Rymer and Fitzsimmons. He also appeared as a guest soloist on Live Trax Vol. 16, the latest live release from Dave Matthews Band. Multi-instrumentalist Jamie Coan continues to write, perform and record and currently plays with the bands Red Top Ramblers and Sweetgrass in the Charleston, SC area and also performs as half of the Folly Beach Rhythm Section, which backs up Samuel David Owens.

From Good Homes is:
Todd Sheaffer – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Brady Rymer – bass, vocals
Patrick Fitzsimmons – drums, vocals
Dan Myers – saxophones, melodica, vocals
Jamie Coan – acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin, vocals

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[Published on: 11/16/10]

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