You're looking at the website for Golden Shoulders, a band from Nevada City, Calfornia. I'm sorry to say it's June 19, 2018 already.
June 19, 2018

Today's Golden Shoulders Fun Fact:
On this date in 1948, songwriter Nick Drake was born, God bless him.

The first time I heard Nick Drake's music, I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth taken out, and I was on the painkillers that were provided after my oral surgery. I don't really have any kind of tolerance at all for substances, so they were hitting pretty hard. I was zoning out on my pal Rich's couch (hey, it was Rich's birthday two days ago!) and he puts on this music. It was the prettiest music I'd ever heard. Still is.

Needless to say, I assumed the painkillers were doing the heavy lifting in terms of making this music sound incredible, but I revisited Nick Drake's music once I'd kicked my three-day pill habit, and it was still so beautiful. ''Ethereal,'' that's the word. You probably know this, but if you're not familiar with Nick Drake, today would be a good day to fix that.

It's his birthday, you know.

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 working on new songs) is called "Get Reasonable," which is actually 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. 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. Maybe we'll see you in the summertime?

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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it's better to have loved and lost than to be kicked in the teeth