Goose Makes Radio City Debut & Performs On ‘CBS Mornings’
Watch Goose unveil "Jack-A-Roe" acoustically and welcome special guests at Radio City along with their CBS play.
Goose delivered their premiere performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Friday with three sets, the first of which saw the band in an acoustic format. The Connecticut jam quintet also debuted on CBS Mornings today with songs from their new album Dripfield, which arrived yesterday.
Goose’s Radio City debut got underway with an acoustic set that began with “California Magic,” which saw Peter Anspach on a baby grand piano. Penned by guitarist Rick Mitarotonda, Goose unveiled “California Magic” on March 2 in Washington D.C. Anspach then led the group through “Elizabeth.”
Next, Goose debuted a cover of the traditional “Jack-A-Roe,” in the style of the Grateful Dead with Rick on lead vocals. The band then took it back with “Turned Clouds,” the opener on their 2016 debut LP Moon Cabin, followed by “This Old Sea.” Another opener, “All I Need,” this time from the band’s 2020 EP Night Lights, brought the acoustic first frame to a close.
The quintet offered a substantial “Tumble” to kick off the electric second set before getting into the first Dripfield song of the evening in the form of a 17-minute “Borne.” Next, Goose stayed on their new album with “The Whales.” A relatively brief “A Western Sun” followed before the band concluded the second set with “Pancakes” from Anspach’s band Great Blue, which Goose debuted on their winter tour earlier this year.
Goose launched the third set with an 18-minute rending of “Madhuvan.” The quintet then welcomed special guests saxophonist Stuart Bogie, trombonist Dave Nelson and guitarist D. James Goodwin to help them present album versions of Dripfield cuts “Hot Tea” and “Arrow.” The funky live favorites that landed on Dripfield both feature horns. “Arrow” capped off the three-song second set. Goose wrapped up their Radio City debut with an encore of the freshly unveiled original, “Animal.” Goose returns to Radio City tonight. Livestreams are available via GooseStreams.com.
Watch fan-shot video from last night’s show below:
Goose made the short trip to the CBS studios in Midtown Manhattan to perform Dripfield tracks “Borne,” “Hungersite” and “Slow Ready” for the network’s Saturday Sessions morning music program. Watch all three performances below:
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Setlist (via Jive Goose)
Set One: California Magic, Elizabeth, Jack-A-Roe, Turned Clouds, This Old Sea, All I Need
Set Two: Tumble, Borne, The Whales, A Western Sun, Pancakes
Set Three: Madhuvan, Hot Tea, Arrow
– S1 acoustic
– Peter’s rig included baby grand
– Jack-A-Roe FTP
Tea and Arrow were album versions w/ guests Stuart Bogie (sax), Dave Nelson (trombone) and D. James Goodwin (guitar)