Expect the unexpected when it comes to the GoodFellers! Their award-winning traditional bluegrass chops don't tell the whole story. With a sound shaped by various musical backgrounds and highlighted by flavored rock vocals, the band moves seamlessly through different styles making each GoodFellers song unique and entertaining. They have fun when they play, and it's infectious.
Rooted in bluegrass, inspired by rock vocals, and with an ever-expanding set list that draws from most musical styles, each GoodFellers show promises to be unique and entertaining. Versatility bolstered by award-winning musicianship has made the GoodFellers in demand all along the East Coast and beyond.
The GoodFellers have traveled throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe, constantly redefining their unique Newgrass sound. The band has recorded and performed thousands of songs from all music styles along the way.
The Goodfellers have released several Grassicana chart-topping singles from their new album "Love Somebody ."The first featured single, "To Love Somebody," penned their sound to the bluegrass community by featuring the rich, earthy voice of Teddy Barneycastle. Teddy Barneycastle describes what inspired him to record the song, "I got a call today from a friend of mine who is a Texas writer. We share a mutual friend who was also an entertainer. He had lost his mom on the day we spoke, which upset me and brought reminded me of the lyric, "You don't know what it's like, baby, you don't know what it's like, to love somebody, to love somebody, the way I love you." I thought, how powerful are the words to that song. It inspired me to record more deep songs; I want to affect people with music, making them love more, hate less, laugh, think of others, and enjoy their lives."
The GoodFellers music is fresh, driving, unique, and bluegrass that moves the soul! Their live show is equally dynamic and entertaining.
"Love Somebody" has three featured singles, such as To Love Somebody, I Know Where Love Lives and Where the Streets Have No Name and has been charted weekly in the top 5 of the Bluegrass Grassicana Today Charts for almost an entire year!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!" And, with this new bluegrass arrangement of the classic pop song, they are doing just that. “ You don’t know what it’s like, baby you don’t know what it’s like, to love somebody, to love somebody, the way I love you.” I think those are very powerful lyrics, they really hit me today, tears and all. I thought, how powerful are the words to that song. Maybe I need to rethink what I’m doing. I want to affect people with our music that makes them love more, hate less, laugh, think of others, enjoy their lives. I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!".
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North Carolina's The GoodFellers' latest album, "Love Somebody," is a project created by band founders Teddy Barnecastle and Ralph McGee. Both had wanted to create a driving bluegrass album with songs and arrangements that reflect their soulful and unique sound for a long time. "Love Somebody" developed into the band's favorite rock, pop, and bluegrass songs arranged and recorded in their own style.
With COVID-19 hitting the world in 2020, The GoodFellers Band could not collaborate for 5 months. Basically, they were able to communicate and work together through Zoom, FaceTime, and conference calls. The band members found it difficult to write during the pandemic because of being more concerned with families and friends. The pandemic has lifted, and The GoodFellers are touring and reaching out to fans with their music festivals and events.
The Goodfeller's first single, "To Love Somebody," featuring the rich, earthy voice of Teddy Barneycastle, debuted at #1 on Grassicana's Bluegrass Today Chart and is a favorite of listeners drawn to Newgrass music. Teddy describes what inspired him to record the song, "I got a call today from a friend of mine who is a Texas writer. We share a mutual friend who was also an entertainer; he lost his mom today, which upset me and brought to mind the line, "You don't know what it's like, baby, you don't know what it's like, to love somebody, to love somebody, the way I love you." Those are compelling lyrics; they hit me today, tears and all. I thought, how powerful are the words to that song. Maybe I need to rethink what I'm doing. I want to affect people with our music, making them love more, hate less, laugh, think of others, and enjoy their lives.
Their music is fresh, driving, unique, and newgrass that moves the soul! The album has many featured singles, such as To Love Somebody, I Know Where Love Lives and Where the Streets Have No Name, and has been continuously charting in the top 5 of the Bluegrass Grassicana Today Charts for almost an entire year!
GoodFellers "To Love Somebody"
Listening to the Rain
Written by: DONALD EWING II, DONALD SAMPSON
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Produced by Wes Easter
Adam Haynes - Sound Engineer
Lead Vocals - Teddy Barneycastle
Kyser George - Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Jamie Johnson - Harmony Vocals
David George - Acoustic Bass
Tommy Morse - Banjo
Teddy Barneycastle and Kyser George of the Bluegrass Today chart-topping popular band GoodFellers have collaborated on a classic Osborne Brothers song, Listening to the Rain. The track, produced by Wes Easter with sound engineer Adam Haynes, showcases classic bluegrass instrumentation beginning with a driving banjo kick-off played by Tommy George and David George on acoustic bass. The vocal track is performed by the lead singer of GoodFellers, Teddy Barneycastle, along with harmony vocals by bandmate Kyser George and bluegrass artist Jamie Johnson.
The recording is true to the power and spirit of the classic Osborne Brothers' style. Teddy Barnecastle has been a devoted fan of the Osborne Brothers and has always wanted to cover a song in dedication to their music. This version of "Listen to the Rain" is just that - a performance which reflects the tradition of the high-energy bluegrass sound.
June 10, 2022
Where the Streets Have No Name ISRC: QZRJ62140002
Writers Adam Clayton, David Evans, Paul David Hewson, Laurence Mullens
Publishing: Universal-Polygram Intl Pub o/b/o U2
Teddy Barneycastle, lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Kyser George, lead guitar
David George, vocals, bass, dobro
Ralph McGee, vocals, mandolin
Hersie McMillian, Banjo
The GoodFellers release another featured single about love, hope, and freedom from their chart-topping CD “Love Somebody". The lyrics to “Where the Streets Have No Name" are appropriate for today's news and the tremendous challenges people and leaders are facing in these troubled times. "
One afternoon, Ralph and I were jamming on various tunes, and "Where the Streets Have No Name" came up in the jam session. There was a great vibe to the twist we put on the song. All of us being fans of U2, this was one of the covers we really wanted to do on this project. We hope the music world enjoys our version as much as we enjoy playing it. We have a blast with it." Teddy Barneycastle (GoodFellers)
The single debuted at number 1 on the Bluegrass Today Grassicana Charts!
Track 3 from "Love Somebody"
I Know Where Love Lives - FEATURED SINGLE
Written by Hal Ketchum
Publisher OBO Hecktone Music
Teddy Barneycastle, lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Featuring: Harmony Vocals: John Cowan & Pat Flynn
Kyser George, lead guitar
David George, bass, dobro
Ralph McGee, mandolin
Tommy “Moss” Morse, Banjo
The whole band is all huge Hal Ketchum fans. It is so pure and honest as to what, in our opinion, life is about, family, love, simple life of loving your family and raising kids. Hal seems to understand that "less is more." It's a great song, and we wanted to honor Hal's life.
Written by Don Henley
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