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Goodbye June at Saint Andrews Hall, 3 Things To Know

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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After a dozen years together, Goodbye June is finally making the progress it’s always wanted.

The three cousins from Nashville began playing together during 2005 but didn’t release its debut album, “Magic Valley,” until this year. The set features the singles “Oh No” and “Daisy,” while heavy touring has made sure the group is on the music biz radar - as well as on the Madden 17 video game and NFL and college football broadcasts.

Goodbye June has a busy 2018 in mind, but frontman Landon Milbourn is still happy to review what’s been a significant 2017 for the group...

• Milbourn, 28, views the past 12 months as “a great year, man. We hit a lot of milestones and got a lot of bucket list stuff checked off. We were just really happy to see how 2017 treated us and even more excited about next year, We’ve had a lot of successes, so we’re really happy.”

• Milbourn acknowledges by phone that there have been moments of frustration waiting for “Magic Valley” and even the 2016 EP “Danger In The Morning” to come out. “It was a roller coaster of emotions,” he says. “We’re signed to an independent label, Cotton Valley Music, and when we were done with what we thought was the finished album we started getting some interest from (major) labels, which delayed the process and made for the roller coaster ride. But we’re definitely better off for it in the long run. There were moments where I wanted to pull my hair out, absolutely, but overall I couldn’t be more pleased with how things turned out. It just took some patience.”

¶ Milbourn and cousins Tyler Baker and Brandon Quackenbush were all raised in the Pentecostal church and brooked some criticism for embracing rock ‘n’ roll. But the three supported each other, according to Milbourn, who adds that being cousins has been less dramatic than the battling brothers in bands such as the Kinks, Oasis and the Black Crowes. “I’ve heard all those stories about those bands, and that’s not us,” Milbourn says. “We’re practically pothers, but we don’t fight or argue that much. We probably get into heated arguments once a year. All three of us now what kind of roles we need to fill, so we kinda have it figured out and we’re all pretty open and honest with each other. We know how to talk to each other, and maybe we yell at each other once or twice a year.”

If You Go:

• Goodbye June with Greta Van Fleet

• Thursday and Friday, Dec. 28-29. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

• Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit.

• Call 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com

Web Site: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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