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Goose’s origins date to 1984, when singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Arbenz met future multi-instrumentalist Paul Cavins. With Arbenz’s brother Jordon on guitar, the pair formed Liquid Hippos, which had a good run only halted by Jordan’s exit for another band. Arbenz and Cavins (staying on bass) went on to create Throneberry in the ’90s, a band that enjoyed national success with releases on Alias Records, but ultimately split before the end of the decade. Flash forward to 2002, when the Arbenz/Cavins braintrust continued with Goose, which saw Jordan Arbenz return to the fold, Cavins move to drums and bassist Sammy Wulfeck become “the new guy.” The band continues in the same vein as past projects — magnificently crafted melodic Rock songs full of power, passion and soul — releasing its debut, Live It Up Turn It Goose, in 2006.
YDIIYD: Wilco, Throneberry, bands that share a name with an old baseball player. (MB)