Good Old War, The Scarlet Ending to play Indie Series

production imageSUNY Oswego’s Indie Series will bring the acoustic folk of Good Old War and rock/pop soundscape of The Scarlet Ending to the Sheldon Hall ballroom on Friday, May 1.

Music will begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.

In carving a path through folk and rock and Americana, Good Old War (pictured) features vocals from all three of its members: drummer/keyboardist Tim Arnold, guitarist/keyboardist Keith Goodwin and guitarist Dan Schwartz. The band aims to retain the intimate storytelling nature of folksong structure while conveying an emotive, lyrical experience.

Alternative Press noted the trio has “mastered the art of three-part vocal harmonies and their lively and intricate songs are a throwback to the days when Crosby, Stills & Nash rules the rock world.”

Good Old War tours in support of a new Sargent House Records release, “Only Way To Be Alone,” which has earned radio and video play for singles “Coney Island” and “Weak Man.” Their tour included playing the influential South by Southwest Festival in Austin and a stop in the Poconos to record a forthcoming EP.

Hailing from Baldwinsville, The Scarlet Ending is fronted by singing/songwriting twin sisters Kayleigh and Kaleena Goldsworthy. Kayleigh also plays guitars and violins with Kaleena performing piano, accordion, melodica and pennywhistle. Guitarist Jon Tedd, bassist Aaron Garitello and cellist Jess Hafner round out the sound.

The Scarlet Ending released the full-length “Cries and Whispers” (named 2006’s #3 album by The Post-Standard) and a Sammy Award-winning self-titled EP. Their song “The Way We Used To Be” was featured on MTV’s “The Hills” and VH1’s “Tool Academy.”

“We all really enjoy The Dresden Dolls, Kaleena loves Tori Amos, I love Sarah Slean, Jon and Aaron were in a math-rock/progressive sounding band before joining ours,” Kayleigh said. “We listen to everything from Death Cab for Cutie to Queen to heavier stuff to classical music for influences in arrangement and harmonies, so we’re definitely influenced by an eclectic mix of artists and genres.”

Campus radio station WNYO and the college’s Artswego Performing Arts Series sponsor the Indie Music Series.

Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door.

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(Posted: Apr 16, 2009)