On Tuesday, Goose shared pro-shot footage of their show-opening cover of The Band‘s “Look Out Cleveland” at Drive-In Live in Swanzey, NH. This rendition marked the Connecticut quintet’s first take on the Robbie Robertson-penned song from the group’s 1969 self-titled album.
“Look Out Cleveland” wasn’t the only surprise of the October 3rd drive-in concert, as Goose played Tom Waits‘ “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis” twice. During the first go-around in the second set, guitarist Rick Mitarotonda had some trouble with the bridge so when it came time for the encore, they gave it another shot and nailed it.
It’s hard to think of a better way to start a show than with Peter Anspach banging out Richard Manuel‘s opening notes to “Look Out Cleveland”. The boogie-woogie influences immediately get the blood pumping and the fans moving on what was assuredly a chilly October night in the Northeast. After Rick takes the first verse, the vocals switch to newly-christened member Jeff Arevalo. Though his voice may not be as smooth as Rick’s, the raspiness of it—combined with his use of the snare drum—makes for a great Levon Helm nod.
Watch Goose’s debut take on “Look Out Cleveland” by The Band at Drive-In Live on October 3rd.
Goose – “Look Out Cleveland” (The Band) – Swanzey, NH – 10/3/20