CBC in town for Goats video

On Friday, a crew from CBC was in town filming local band The Good Ol' Goats for a segment that will appear on national TV and radio.

CBC personality Grant Lawrence introduces Cranbrook band The Good Ol' Goats during a special performance in the Mount Baker Secondary music room on Friday

CBC personality Grant Lawrence introduces Cranbrook band The Good Ol' Goats during a special performance in the Mount Baker Secondary music room on Friday

On Friday, a crew from CBC was in town filming local band The Good Ol’ Goats at Mount Baker Secondary for a segment that will appear on national TV and radio.

The filming was a part of radio host Grant Lawrence’s cross-Canada trip in a VW Beetle called the Beetle Roadtrip Sessions.

Students packed into the school’s music room to take part in the activities, which included the Goats playing a five-song set. There was even a real live goat brought in at the request of the producers.

At the end of the segment, the six members of the band, Lawrence and the goat all squeezed into the Beetle for a shot of them driving away.

The rest of the event was more conventional, with students cheering on the Goats through the concert, even dancing at the suggestion of Lawrence.

Vocalist and banjo player Nolan Ackert said that the whole process – from the CBC Searchlight contest where they came in second in the country to Friday’s filming – has all been a pleasant surprise to the aspiring musicians.

“It’s been crazy fun,” Ackert said. “I never thought we’d do something this cool. We started last year, just for fun and now we’re playing shows… and CBC came. That’s rad.”

The Good Ol’ Goats will be playing a number of shows over the summer, including Wapiti Music Festival in Fernie, Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater, Kootenay Festival in Castlegar and Starbelly Jam in Crawford Bay.

Although a number of band members will be graduating this year, they said they all plan on sticking together as a band, and waiting for the others to finish school next year.

The band is made up of Ackert, Julian Bueckert, Angus Liedtke, Angus “Gus” MacDonald, Theo Moore and Joelle Winkel.

Parts of the live Beetle Roadtrip Sessions set will be featured on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, as well as CBC Radio 3.

Lawrence said the tour is all about discovering great music across the country and exposing that music through national radio and television.

“Since the Good Ol’ Goats did so well on our Searchlight competition, we really wanted them to be a part of our CBC Beetle Roadtrip, so that’s why we had to come to Cranbrook,” Lawrence said.

The tour was on the third day, and so far, they had met up with two other bands, Yukon Blond and the Matinee. He said this one was the most fun for sure.

Next, they were set to meet up with Shred Kelly in Fernie.

“Over the course of the trip, we’ll be meeting up with artists like Metric and Sam Roberts,” Lawrence said. “We’re going to be going as far as Montreal, and looking forward to it.”

For more info on the tour, head to www.cbcmusic.ca/beetleroadtrip.

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