S.G. Goodman is a singer-songwriter who broke into the music scene in 2020 with her distinct vocals and impressive songwriting. With the help of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Goodman released her debut album, Old Time Feeling, which features many songs about small town life in Kentucky and living in a farming community. Throughout her album, Goodman blends blues, rock, and Americana to create this distinct sound and tell her story.
Growing up in rural, farming Kentucky, Goodman’s album tells a story of her experiences. She is not shy of her roots and even used her young niece in her music video for her song, “The Way I Talk”. Embracing her roots, Goodman also addresses the faults of her community and the hardships. These are all feelings Goodman conveys through her album and artistry.
While on tour, The Basement East became one of many stops for Goodman, who is opening for Madison Cunningham. The tour made its stop here on Monday, October 18. The Basement East is a venue in East Nashville that was hit by a tornado in 2020. The venue was reopened in March of this year and is back and better than ever. The venue holds approximately 400, and it was crowded as attendees got ready for a night of great music.
From the start, S.G.’s talent was clear. Wearing all black and carrying a guitar, Goodman serenaded the crowd with many of her hits such as “Old Time Feeling” and “Space and Time”. Her smooth voice carried through the venue and clearly showed her skills in vocalism. Everyone was thoroughly focused on Goodman and her vocals alone, captivating those who were listening. Between songs, her personable performance was full of jokes, one in which Goodman claims her manager requires her to say her name seven times on stage. While Goodman joked that attendees may forget it, I can assure you that S.G. Goodman is a name you will not forget after watching her perform.
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Written by Alyssa Willett