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Active in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, The Goodly Beggars draw on American folk, roots, Irish, and alternative music to craft new songs through old methods and old songs in new forms. Their latest tune, “Great Seneca Lake”, was recently the subject of a "Single Session" video by the Nashville media group, Amplify Entertainment. Their debut EP, “Chew the Pages”, is streaming and available and for download.

Vocals, Banjo / Charles Atkinson
Guitar, Vocals / Philip Barrows
Accordion, Vocals / Rachael Erichsen
Bass / Peter Pendleton
Fiddle / Julia Seidenstein





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Chew the Pages

by The Goodly Beggars

The Goodly Beggars formed in 2009 when childhood friends Charles Atkinson and Philip Barrows ended up at the same small liberal arts school and began writing and playing music together. In 2011 they had the chance to record their songs, most in a single take to preserve the raw, live energy. And somewhere in between the sandwich runs and the midnight sessions in which you happen to run into an entire chorus of friends who would sound perfect for "Moss Cathedrals" (or capture THE saxophone solo for "Yunnan") Chew the Pages EP was born. The E.P. is currently available for free download on NoiseTrade (though tips to the banjo string fund are appreciated).

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