GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY was a roots band that was kind of Country Rock, but in a more primitive fashion than the L.A. Bands to follow--these guys were real Hill Folks. They were something of a cult band out of Phoenix and signed with Capitol where three albums were released: Est 1970, (1970) Welcome to Goose Creek (1971) and Words of Earnest (1972). The latter threw off a hit single, a cover of Janis Joplin's, Mercedes Benz, driving the album Platinum.
I count around 50 different musicians that have played with them over the years and their shows were always fun and well attended; not to mention gigs like the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1970 with Jimi Hendrix and The Allman Brothers Band...which must have been a pretty bizarre show. I should also mention that the band was formed to perform the songs of Charlie Gearheart, aka Ritchie Hart, who also dabbled in Surf, Acid and Folk Music.
Here's the Goose Creek Symphony Live with, "The Corn Won't Grow, So Rock & Roll," with TV quality picture and audio. @therealdonrocks
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