On May 26th, San Francisco’s own Goodnight, Texas will be making a stop at The Independent during their current national tour supporting PigPen Theatre Co. They’re also touring in support of last year’s sophomore album Uncle John Farquhar which found them further developing their Americana sound.
The band is the brainchild of Patrick Wolf and Avi Vinocur, who were both living in San Francisco at the time of their partnership began. They continued, even after Wolf moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, naming their project after the geographical midpoint between the two cities.
The duo found the inspiration for their first album, A Long Life of Living, through stories of the Industrial Revolution from the Appalachian Mountains. They continued their journey through American history on their second album, which found them creating a loose concept record inspired by the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Each story told throughout its thirteen tracks are based off real stories from the era.
A hometown favorite championed by the local press, Uncle John Farquhar also found them generating national attention. The record debuted in the top 100 of the iTunes country chart, in addition to being “Editors Pick” on the singer-songwriter page. It also received rave reviews from the press like Pop Matters and found its way onto a number of best of 2014 lists from music critics.