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December 16, 2018

Today's Golden Shoulders Fun Fact:
On this date in 2006, Golden Shoulders played two shows in one night, like a bunch of total badasses. Here's how it went down:

Show #1 was at Marilyn's, at the corner of 9th and K in Sacramento. It was the two-man lineup of Adam and Jason, opening for legendary songwriter Jonathan Richman. We'd played with Jonathan a couple years before, and there was a very nice moment when his drummer, Tommy, asked me whatever happened to the girl who had been in the band the last time we'd had a show together. Anyway, the show went great, and Jonathan is always tremendous. He likes his opening acts to be pretty quiet, so our two-man style is pretty ideal. A great time all around.

Then Jason and Adam high-tailed it over to Old Ironsides, there at the corner of 10th and S, where we met up with Haas and Dave, and we played a headlining full-band noisy set. Show #2!

BOOM! Two shows, one night! Unprecedented rock 'n roll badassery.

James Brown heard about how hard-working we are (in terms of show business), and he straight up keeled over. Seriously, that's how he died.

We're responsible for the death of a legendary soul man.

It's 2018 now. That seems so futuristic. Like we should be communicating through computers by now or something.

You can see our tour dates in that little box down there to the right; if we're touring, please come see us and bring a thousand friends. And suggest to your friends who live in towns where you don't live that they come see us too. If we have fun on tours, we'll tour more often. We're simple people that way. Other ways too.

Our latest full-length album (which shamefully came out years ago, but I promise we're recording new songs for a new album RIGHT NOW) is called "Get Reasonable," which is a fine title as well as perfectly good advice for your day to day life. You are able to buy it from us or from Clocktower Records in Grass Valley, CA (if you live near where we live), or from iTunes. If buying music is a foreign and terrifying notion to you, feel free to listen to us on Spotify. And we certainly hope you do.

Speaking of music accessibility, if you want to listen to most of our music from the past 16 years, you can get all of our recordings from the iTunes music store. Even the weird ones.

Questions and extravagant cash donations can be sent to You can find us on the once-popular Facebook internet service, if you're into that. Feel free to find us there. Be good!


Golden Shoulders
Nevada City, California


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We have played/will play shows:

Normally there'd be upcoming show information in this box, but we're taking a break from shows while the next album finally gets written and recorded. Expect a tour in the fall, and hopefully some sporadic shows before that.

You can view an archive of our past performances here.

We mostly take pictures when we're on tour or when we're recording some new music. If you want to keep up with us that way, you can follow us on Instagram here: @goldenshoulders. Here are some recent examples for your perusal:

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we are now scheduling talks for shorter piers and longer walks