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  • The Legendary Goodtimes

    Band mixes classic rock, blues and country for a 'straight-up rock 'n' roll with an old soul' sound
  • They've been playing for just over a year, but Matty Jameson, Mark Anderson and Dave Moore only recently settled on a name — one that describes how they feel when they're together on stage.
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  • They've been playing for just over a year, but Matty Jameson, Mark Anderson and Dave Moore only recently settled on a name — one that describes how they feel when they're together on stage.
    "These are The Legendary Goodtimes," said Matty Jameson, guitarist and lead vocalist.
    Anderson plays drums and Dave Moore the bass. The trio describes its sound as a mix of classic rock, modern rock, blues and country.
    "We're straight-up rock 'n' roll with an old soul," said Jameson.
    For The Legendary Goodtimes, creating all original music together has seemed easier than finding a name. They used to be called InBetween, but found a group had already laid claim to the name when they went to license their songs.
    "We spent two weeks at every practice throwing out horrible ideas, and every time we had a good one, we would look it up and it would be taken," said Jameson. "At one point we wanted to be called Everything's Taken — but it was already taken."
    Band members say their biggest influences have been Tool and Sound Garden, with a little hip hop and Middle Eastern thrown in. Their sound has a '90s rock feel with a '70s edge.
    The trio will play at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Club 66, 1951 Ashland St. Cover is $5. The Legendary Goodtimes last played a show at Club 66 on Feb. 16, when they were still called InBetween.
    "That was probably my favorite show," said Anderson.
    The all-ages show allowed the band to play for kids, too, including Jameson's young children, who joined the band on the stage and danced.
    "We've been really trying to incorporate the all-ages audience and get kids interested in music," Jameson said. "There's pictures on our website of that show with the kids dancing on stage and all of us have huge smiles on our faces."
    For the Tidings Cafe, The Legendary Goodtimes performed an original tune called "Restless Soul" in their practice space at Jameson's house in Medford. To see the video, go to www.dailytidings.com/TidingsCafe.
    Dedicated musicians, Jameson, Anderson and Moore have all been playing instruments for more than 20 years.
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