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Ken Jeong (The Hangover) dances to the bluegrass music of
the Goodtime Stringband during the filming of "Furry Vengeance"

Want a Cool Wedding Invite? Check out Smudge Ink!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Smudge Ink is a stationery company and letterpress studio that was founded in 2002 by Kate Saliba and Deb Bastien. Smudge Ink works directly with individuals on custom printing projects from announcements and invitations to personal and corporate stationery. ‘Weddings’ by Smudge Ink is the newest line of customizable design suites for clients who are looking for wedding invitations and save the dates tailored to their unique style. Anyway, If you’re getting married and need some cool printing for the event – definitely check them out!

Back in November, we played a fun party at the Smudge Ink Studio in Charlestown, in exchange for some custom-printed business cards. They were lovingly packaged and they came out great! We wanted to post an image of them here on our Web site and say thanks to Sabrina, Kate and Deb!


Somerville Armory Tonight!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Need a fun evening with your sweetheart? -The Goodtime band will be performing at the Somerville Armory (Arts at the Armory) Cafe tonight from 7:30-10:00pm. You should totally come and hang out!

The Cafe has sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked pastries, coffee drinks, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Plus free wifi and parking, and live arts/music/cultural events most nights! It’s located at 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA.

Love and Marriage – via Google Search!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Month Everyone!

We wanted to share this great infographic from “Think With Google.” It provides some analytics/data around the topic of dating, marriage and love.  Enjoy!

Their infographic teaser is: “Search, mobile, and video help us through every step of a relationship—from the first date to the wedding. See how you can make a love connection with consumers this Valentine’s Day and beyond.”


Craft My Wedding Event!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Recently engaged? Looking for some unique wedding ideas?  Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a totally fresh take on the traditional wedding fair!   If you only attend one Bridal Event, this should be it! 
It’s your chance to:
  • Talk one-on-one with totally original, enthusiastic artists, designers and small business owners you won’t find at other fairs!  We only want the best, so each vendor has been hand selected to guarantee a unique event.
  • Explore outlets to help you express your creative vision and talk custom ideas.
  • Have fun! No stuffy, “take a number” attitudes here! Just a good time where you can see potential vendors in action and enjoy your afternoon.
  • Support local talent and businesses in the community.

The Goodtime Band will be providing musical entertainment for the upcoming second annual Craft My Wedding Event.   The event is being held on April 19th at the Armory in Somerville, MA.

We had a great time being a part of this event in 2014!  Chelsea, Kristin and Joshua do an amazing job of pulling together some of the coolest wedding vendors in the New England area for this event!  Mark your calendar and buy your tickets now!

Somerville Bluegrass Fridays!

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

On the last Friday of every month. The Goodtime Stringband presents a monthly evening of bluegrass-flavored music at the Arts at the Armory Café in Somerville! Our monthly residency resumes on Friday January 23, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm!

“Bluegrass Fridays” will be hosted by this surprisingly popular non-traditional wedding band and their musical friends.  Expect a great night of music performed with bluegrass instrumentation

The Center for Arts at the Armory is located at 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Arts at the Armory Café can be found on the left-hand side as you enter the first floor.  A free 44-space parking lot is located behind the Armory.  Additional overflow parking lots are available.


Free, donations welcome and appreciated!

An Improper Wedding Band

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Hey Everyone! Pick up a copy of this month’s Improper Bostonian Wedding Issue.  The Goodtime Stringband is featured/profiled as a local wedding band!  Special thanks to Jodie and Mike who were interviewed about their wedding and the band’s part in their special day!

Here’s an excerpt from the article (read the full version here):

The band’s fans include Jodie Giordano, who danced to a downhome rendition of “Rainbow Connection” at her recent reception: “I never dreamed about my wedding day as a kid, but I’ve known since I was little that it would be Dad’s and my song, so that meant a ton,” she explains. Having taken banjo lessons for a few years herself, she even stepped in to play an Irish waltz during her wedding reception at Stonehurst in Waltham. Her husband, Mike, is a professional guitarist, so it was important for them to incorporate live music without overpowering the intimate estate.


Holiday Sip, Shop and Smudge!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Ho ho ho! We’re kicking off the holiday season with a Holiday Sip & Shop hosted by Smudge Ink Studios on November 5.

We’re looking forward to an evening of sipping, snacking, and shopping for great holiday gifts from local businesses. We’ll also be performing some live bluegrass and watch Smudge folks show off their presses with a fun demo.

Join us for an awesome night with our friends at: Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics, Salt Cellar Shop, Wild Folk Studio2 Fresh Threads, EHChocolatier, Northlight Baking Co, Idle Hands Craft Ales, Whole Foods Charlestown, Boston Organics, and us, the Goodtime Stringband. And we’re especially excited to donate part of the proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown. We hope to see you there!



Celebrate Fall at Family Day at the Davis!

Friday, October 10th, 2014


Family Day at the Davis Museum – Wellesley College

Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 11:00am
Location: Collins Cinema, Davis Museum Lobby, Davis Museum Plaza, Collins Cafe

Join us at the Davis to celebrate our favorite things about fall! Listen to live bluegrass music (provided by the Goodtime Stringband) and eat some treats on the Davis Plaza, or head into the galleries to embark on a scavenger hunt. Watch Wellesley College faculty featured in “New View” as they demonstrate their art making process, and then try your own hand at pumpkin carving!

Family Day is generously supported by The Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.