3 gigs in 3 days during a pandemic? For Lewis Goodwin it's music to his ears

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Lewis Goodwin will play three gigs in three nights at three different venues this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Well, it's one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, cat, go

But don't you
Step on my blue suede shoes

(from Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley)

ROCHESTER - We don't know if Rochester native and rising area musician Lewis Goodwin has any blue suede shoes, but if he's does he should be digging them out to wear this weekend.

Goodwin's dance card is full, playing on consecutive nights at the Governor's Inn, the Lilac City Grill and the Rochester Opera House.

Goodwin plays a solo acoustic gig at The Governor's Inn tonight, then plays with the Mica Peterson Duo at the Lilac City Grill on Friday and caps it off playing with Dancing Madly Backwards at the ROH on Saturday where they'll open for local band Lead Foot.

Lewis Goodwin will perform with Mica Peterson as part of the Mica Peterson Duo on Saturday at the Lilac City Grill. (Courtesy photo)

Dancing Madly Backwards comprises Goodwin on vocals, guitar and sax; his dad, Lou Goodwin on bass and vocals; Nathan Mann on guitar, keyboard, and vocals and Avery Stuart on drums and vocals.

"So stoked for this coming Saturday!" said Goodwin "I have played at the Opera House with other bands of mine, however this is the first time DMB has played there as a band."

He said he'd been playing with Mica Peterson for some time, and between her R&B influences and his mix of folk and classic rock they produce a sound that is a nice hybrid.

Goodwin, who graduated from Spaulding High in 2012, said he'd been playing guitar since he was six and that his dad was a big part of why he got into music early on.

Dancing Madly Backwards opens for Lead Foot at the Rochester Opera House on Saturday.

"I saw him playing and that caused me to pick it up," he said. "I learned a lot from him and on my own with a couple of different bands."

Among the bands Lewis Goodwin's played with in high school and beyond are Powerhouse and Brothers in Arms. Dancing Madly Backwards began performing in 2011.

Playing three gigs in one weekend is nothing new for Goodwin, but he said to have three in one weekend during the pandemic is unbelievable.

"The music is slowing down but if we can still maintain the normalcy of any given weekend and still have a good time while staying safe that's what it's all about," he said.

Goodwin said his band always practices social distancing and mask wearing while setting up their equipment.

He said the Rochester Opera House event will include table seating and some reserved seating upstairs.

Orchestra general tickets are $12 (early buy), $16 on show day.

Balcony general are $10 and $14.

To buy an early ticket at a reduced price click

Rochester Voice editor Harrison Thorp contributed to this report

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