Following the band’s debut at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, Goose returned on Friday and Saturday to cap off the milestone weekend with a gaggle of April Fools’ fun.

The band kept things relatively straightforward on Friday, opening with a sprawling “Turbulence & The Night Rays” by proto-Goose project Vasudo. After ‘Dr. Darkness” and “The Whales”, Goose dug up a cover of “AUATC” by Bon Iver. “Elizabeth” and “Not Alone” then gave way to a lengthy 26-minute “Arrow” jam to close the first set. Set two was bookended by extended jams on “Hungersite” and “Rosewood Heart”, with a trio of “Feel It Now”, “Bob Don”, and “Drive” in the center, and “The Empress of Organos” took the encore slot.

Goose got silly on night three at The Ryman, which happened to fall on April Fools Day. The band members took the stage for the first song, “Jive Lee”, dressed as each other and played each other’s instruments, with Peter Anspach on bass, Rick Mitarotonda on drums, Trevor Weekz on guitar, Ben Atkind on percussion, and Jeff Arevalo on keys, with each member dressed as the corresponding instrumentalist. Saturday’s setlist included “Lead Up”, which Goose debuted at the band’s Capitol Theatre run in March, a vibey “Tumble” comprised of the regular composed section and jam lasting almost 22 minutes, and a jammed out cover of The Band‘s “Don’t Do It”.

Goose – “Jive Lee” – 4/1/23

Check out full show audio and photo galleries from Goose at Ryman Auditorium courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda below.

Goose tour continues tonight, April 2nd, in Birmingham, AL. For a full list of tour dates and tickets, visit the band’s website.

Goose – “Arrow” [Pro-Shot] – 3/31/23

Goose – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – 3/31/23 – Full Audio

Goose – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – 4/1/23 – Full Audio

Setlist: Goose | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN | 3/31/23

Set 1: Turbulence & The Night Rays, Dr. Darkness, The Whales, AUATC (Bon Iver), Elizabeth, Not Alone, Arrow

Set 2: Hungersite, Feel It Now, Bob Don, Drive > Rosewood Heart

Encore: The Empress Of Organos

Setlist: Goose | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN | 4/1/23

Set 1: Jive Lee [1] > Flodown, Lead Up, Bloodbuzz Ohio [2], Tumble [3], Thatch

Set 2: Madhuvan, Silver Rising > Red Bird [4], This Old Sea > Don’t Do It [5]

Encore: Hot Tea

Coach’s Notes:
[1] With Peter on bass, Rick on drums, Trevor on guitar, Spuds on percussion, and Jeff on keys; The band came out dressed as each other and played each other’s instruments
[2] The National
[3] Vibey Tumble, played with regular Tumble composed section and jam
[4] With Loose Ends teases
[5] The Band

Music fans in New Orleans, LA during Jazz Fest can can catch two nights of Goose as part of Daze Between New Orleans, a two-day music festival at Faubourg Brewery on Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd. Along with Goose, the festival will feature performances by Tank and the BangasLawrenceNeal FrancisDavid ShawGeorge Porter Jr. & Runnin’ PardnersEggyMeltHoney Island Swamp BandJ & The Causeways, and The Quickening. A portion of proceeds from the Daze Between New Orleans will benefit New Orleans non-profit organizations via Rex Foundation. For tickets and more information, head here.