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Locals Only Artist Of The Month: My Goodness

October 2016

October 3, 2016


Sometimes it really does feel like things happen for a reason. Call it fate or destiny, chance or luck, sometimes things just click and fall solidly into place. That’s something My Goodness knows all about, because it’s exactly what happened when guitarist/vocalist Joel Schneider and drummer Andy Lum first started playing together in 2012. Both hailing from Seattle, they’d known about each other for years, but it took crossing paths in Texas for the two to finally connect.

“Andy and I have known of each other since high school,” explains Schneider. “We both played in small neighborhood bands back then, although we didn’t really reconnect until SXSW in 2012. We initially just started talking about the possibility of playing together. I ended up calling Andy a couple months later and we got the ball rolling. We had our first show at MFNW in Portland, Oregon about two weeks later. We were only able to squeeze in a few practices beforehand, but it ended up going really well.”