Artist in Focus: The Mighty Good Boys

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Hey festers! For this week’s Folk Fest artist profile we interviewed The Mighty Goodboys, a providence based Appalachian folk band made up of Corey Millard, Travis Conway, Benny Tilchin, Jeff Kidd, Nick Carr, and Mike Walker! Don’t miss them performing at the 2015 Folk Fest on April 24th!

Tell us about yourselves!

Travis: Cory, Nick and I went to college together…I went to Cornell and they went to Ithaca and other than that we were all spread out. Some of the music started there up in the upstate New York hills- a lot of the first record, a lot of what we’re going to be playing at the festival. A lot of that material was written up there and we brought it back to providence together and it fit into the americana movement that was going on here at the time.

Nick: Yeah, me, Travis, and Corey started playing in college. We wanted to be a rock band when we moved back to Providence but the cops kept coming to the rehearsal space we had because it was too loud… and so we decided to play acoustic instruments and it was super fun. And then Jeff started playing the Harmonica and Mike came with his enormous bass, and that was that. The band just kind of accumulated members.

What brought you guys back to Providence?

Corey: Roots.

Travis: The city’s magnetism. The bands and the musicians are great…. we’ve had a lot of fun hanging out in the scene.

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