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S.G. Goodman - July 2020

S.G. Goodman  - July 2020 Photo credit: Meredith Truax
The Artist To Watch for July is S.G. Goodman.

Her debut album, Old Time Feeling, was produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and will be out July 17th.

Raised in Western Kentucky on the Mississippi River Delta in a strict church going family of row crop farmers, Goodman went from singing in church a few times week to a prominent part of the Murray, KY indie music scene. She grew up in one of the most isolated parts of Kentucky, and Goodman’s new record catalogues her unique perspective of feeling like “the insider who is also the outsider.”

When she released the video for the title song, Old Time Feeling, she said in a press release:
Like many people living in the south, my ethics and beliefs do not align with my neighbors, and at many times those sitting across the table from me, but there are those who remain here who are working to bring change. There are people here who are breaking generational cycles. Those are the stories that matter to me, those are the stories that I strive to tell.