Minneapolis's First Jam Band
The Gooneybirds have always appreciated a well crafted song. Drawing from folk, blues, country and straight up rock 'n roll, they try to churn it all up into something unique to themselves. In addition to a rich library of original material, the Goonies have covered songs by artists ranging from Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash to Ike and Tina to Woody and Leadbelly and rock luminaries such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.
The Gooneybirds have been at this more or less regularly since 1987 when they played their first gig at Fernando's on East Lake St. The Cabooze Bar on the West Bank, though, has always been their home -- they appeared there most every Sunday from 1989 to 1992.... Gooney Bucks anyone? The Goonies toured extensively in the 1990s playing clubs and festivals from New York City to Denver to New Orleans. They've shared stages with Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, Alejandro Escavado, The Jayhawks and Soul Asylum.
In recent years, the Goonies have wound down, playing only a handful of shows a year. All in all, it's been a long, amazeballs trip and the Goonies wouldn't trade it for nothin'!
Boyd 'Bump' Blomberg. Vocals, guitar, anecdotes.
Pete 'O' Caritas. Mostly just guitar.
Mark 'Munchie' Collins. Drums, drums and more #*@%!^& drums.
Chris 'Ryder' Ryder. Bass, vocals, sherpa.
Buzz Chopper. Keys
Adam Moe. Vocals, Fiddle