There's nothing I love more than seeing people from Connecticut gain success in what they are doing. It brings you that piece of home and that sense of joy. I feel like people from Connecticut really bring their state pride with them wherever they go and that is a really cool thing to see.

Someone who I will always think about in that category is John Mayer. To know he was born in Bridgeport but has the success that he does now is so cool to see. Another band that is on the rise to national stardom and was formed right here in our very state is the band Goose and it's so exciting to see.

Goose was founded right here in Wilton, Connecticut in 2014 and started taking off around 2019. Known for their unique sound of jam band / rock / progressive funk, they have a style that is influenced by Phish and the Grateful Dead.

As their band started growing, they played in some of music's best venues including Radio City Music Hall and the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Something extremely cool to tie them back to their Connecticut roots was their first arena show - Mohegan Sun Arena.

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Goose is bringing their roots right back home this month as they take the stage in Connecticut on their current tour. They are making a stop on June 30 to the Westville Music Bowl in New Haven. There are still a few tickets left and you can grab them here.

Westville Music Bowl is a great venue to attend shows and Goose is a great band to see. Win win if you ask me! To see their entire tour, you can check it out here.

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If I left out your town, you're (probably) welcome!

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