Bio / Booking

Contact Info

George Goodman Performs After Midnight
Location
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Phone
250.594.9225
Email
george (at) georgegoodman.com
Websites
GeorgeGoodman.com, harpnguitar.com

Bio

I was the fifth of five kids in a musical family. Born in the sixties and influenced by the music my older siblings were listening to including Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Band – some of the best music ever recorded.

There were always musical instruments around and everyone was encouraged to join in. Kind of like my place now.
I started on piano and migrated to saxophone in elementary school. I continued playing tenor sax throughout school and into college where I completed a commercial music diploma program at Capilano College, North Vancouver, in 1989 majoring on tenor saxophone.

I can’t remember ever not owning a harmonica and have had a guitar since high school. I made my first harmonica holder out of an old wire coat hanger after hearing an interview with Chrissy Hynde of the Pretenders telling how she did that very thing.

Since then there has been countless bands and gigs, some jazz, some blues, but mostly and most happily classic rock n roll. My favourite gigs have been playing solo acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals. This is still my preferred gig and what I am currently showcasing.

Demo Videos

The following YouTube playlist contains a combination of in studio covers as well as jam along excerpts from my video song lessons.

Set List

Neil Young
– Heart Of Gold
– Harvest
– The Needle and the Damage Done
– Long May You Run
– Walk On
– After The Gold Rush
– Harvest Moon

Buffalo Springfield
– For What It’s Worth

Bob Dylan
– Like A Rolling Stone
– Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
– All Along The Watch Tower
– Boots of Spanish Leather
– Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
– I Shall Be Released

JJ Cale
– Cocaine
– Call The Doctor
– After Midnight
– Magnolia

The Rolling Stones
– You Can’t Always Get What You Want
– Sweet Virginia
– Dead Flowers
– Salt of the Earth

The Band
– The Weight

Jonathan Edwards
– Shanty

Jimmy Cox
– Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Dr. Hook
– Cover of the Rolling Stone
– Freaker’s Ball

Jethro Tull
– Locomotive Breath

Joe Cocker/Dave Mason
– Feelin’ Alright

Alice Cooper
– Eighteen

Gordon Lightfoot
– The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Jimmy Buffet
– Margaritaville

America
– Horse With No Name

The Animals
– House of the Rising Sun

Kris Kristofferson
– Me and Bobby McGee

John Prine
– Angel From Montgomery

Canned Heat
– Goin’ Up The Country

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Davey do September 30, 2015 at 11:36 pm

George,I’d just like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I have learned about music and dedication to ones art.You truly are an inspiration! Carry on brother*

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Glenn Naylor January 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Hi George, Glenn Naylor here, l live up the line from you in Prince Rupert. I just turned 65 and I am working seven days a week and trying to learn guitar and harmonica :-). I am so glad to have found your site. For guitar music I am using guitar tapp pro and I find it quite handy. Is there any thing similar for harp tab? Do you sell any harmonica books or have any recommendations? Do you have any suggestions for amps I was thinking of getting a Roland street cube but one of my buds says I should be looking for something with tubes? Thanks for your time, and I will try to support you. Bye for now Glenn.

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Edoardo April 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Hello,
i am a new subscriber.
I am a new to harmonica, because i want to learn a song called “don’t follow” by alice in chains.
Can you make a tutorial on this song?
Thank you very much

Edoardo

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Bruiser November 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Hi there George
I have just started palying the harmonica and have been looking for the best you tube video to show me how to play Roadhouse Blues so I can get up on stage and play with my buddies band…..well yours is the best I have found! Thanks for going into detail on this song!

Keep rockin’
Bruiser

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George November 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hi Bruiser,
Well I’m glad you found my video and that I could help.
Cheers, George

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aus July 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Hi George
Found you on utube when looking for how to play harmonica on “The River”. I’ve just started playing the harp and don’t know what key the harp should be in to match the guitar in the studio version of Springsteen’s song? Please help.
When I get my house in about 6 weeks from now I promise to get a skype lesson with you.
Cheers
Aus

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George July 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Hey Aus,
The harmonica key is G.
Thanks for checking out the website.
Hope to talk soon.
Cheers, George

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