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.

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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

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