Good God Father
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Good God Father

Salem, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Salem, Oregon, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Psychedelic




"Good God Father’s Rebranding Drive in Full-Swing"

Following a recent rebranding drive, the artist that today goes by the moniker ‘Good God Father’ is ready to kick on and not only expand his brand but also continue to ‘educate, enrich and entertain’.
“I'm really pushing for this year to expand our reach and develop a solid base of support for Good God Father as a brand. Long term we have very big visions for the kind of culture we want to develop. Rather than using our image to continually bolster ourselves, and our own lifestyle, but instead, we want to use our talents and abilities to build up the culture of communities that we come in contact with. To educate, enrich and entertain”, said Good God Father.

The artist concedes that he definitely has his work cut out for him in the coming months as he tries to take his brand to the people.
“Right now, I've got my work cut out for me, as I've released a full length LP called "Chronicles", that chronicles the recording work I've done previously under different names, that I am rebranding under the new Good God Father title.
“So while I'm doing what I can to move digital units there, I'm also currently at work on a new full length studio album release intended to hit the shelves this summer in time for a tour that we're currently planning.
“Aside from that we're looking at t-shirts, artwork, other published media, in tandem with what we hope to develop in to a 3 hour daily podcast”, he said.

Good God Father’s has led a colourful music career, one that began over 17 years ago and for him, still being here today creating music is all that matters!
“For me it's been great, with many different elements I've had my hands in that has made it a very broad learning curve. The most important achievement is just to keep creating, and not get bogged down by life's pressures.
“I've been a recording artists since 2002, released 2 LPs and 2 EPs under various monikers and between them all, I've moved around 3,000 units. I'm also a studio producer and engineer who's produced around 10 other full length releases for other artists locally. I've performed on stages all across the West Coast at dive bars and outdoor festivals, and shared listings with Falling Up, Skillet, Pillar, Gliss, Hawk Nelson and others”, said the musician/producer.

The artist took us down memory lane, reflecting on a number of highlights from his long career that he felt stood out and he would forever cherish.
“I guess I should start with the two LPs I released with Joshua Fire, used that brand as a catalyst to start Berean Records with those friends, and engineered the release of Liana Bumstead's debut, as well as recording work of several other artists that didn't make it to production.
“Then the opening of an independent home recording studio with Isaac Sturtevant of In My Opinion, where we engineered a number of local recording artists, which was where I would record and release two EPs of my own, Auburn-Do Not Resuscitate, and Masonic Weird-The Plague: Manic and Self Medicated”, he said. - Urban Craft Magazine

"Wail Mag Spotlight"

A must-hear for any psychedelic & grunge fans: Good God Father of Salem, OR in the Winter issue of WAIL featuring the track, "Baptismal Fount."
Loud fuzzy over driven guitars, and wild screams set the tone for Good God Father's freaky, intriguing sound. The mysterious, introspective lyrics spark your attention in soft, driving, reserved breaks in between feral high-noise grungy climaxes; making for an entertaining and dynamic project. Sean Lewis, alias: Swan Solo, has been working music since early childhood. Chronicles, is a self-recorded debit EP features a collection of recordings that stem back to 2005. As a cultural soul-seller, Swan's lyrics are rooted in rarely addressed themes and forgotten elements of society. Swan constantly evolves and explores through visual, musical and lyrical pathways. The depth in his music is remarkable and inspiring, making the enigmatic album, "Chronicles" an immersive experience you will dive in to again and again. - Wail Music Mag


Chronicles - 2018



There's more than one way to read Good God Father, yet, there's only One Way that reaches in All directions for a solid presentation of truth, pain, love, loss, past and future. Dedicated to the real and raw nature of music that transcends loves lost and found, wars ended and on going, stories of our time, to bring everything together under a shared record of what can't be taken away.
Emanating from the prayers and musings of songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Sean Lewis (aka Xwan Solo), the band, as it is known, takes on whatever incarnation as deemed necessary meet the requirements of the environment. At the end of the day, that means little treasures of mementos, trinkets, souvenirs, motions, music, song, and imagery that searches and seeks to keep the forms and patterns anyone can recognize that give us a means of protecting ourselves from the misfortunes of corruption.
After years playing in the local Oregon music scene under the former monikers, Masonic Weird, Auburn, and Martyred Whitmans, Xwan, along with a handful of friends, felt the pressure of the unfolding internet music phenomenon, forcing the group to pause, and look inward to find a different perspective that would give reason to pursue the craft.
After 5 years of deliberation, life pushed on, with friends forming families, and Xwan's own famliy to care for, the calling never left for him. The pounding thud of the drums still pulverized his thoughts as part of the fabric that looms the tapestry of current events. So the factory has fired back up, by the Will that Animates all of Life, to churn out and produce streams of tracks that are expected to instill and nourish a fervent impression on listeners with an impact that will make contact to the Energies by which Good God Father plans to propagate and cultivate through sounds, stories, songs and icons that unite, insight, and elevate.
Xwan, takes in the treasures of rock music performance that have marked the 20st Century, and brings in to focus the heart of the first century, A.D./B.C., showing the ties that bind, and a river that weaves the flow of history in to the moments where miracles can happen. This takes the shape of recorded digital media distributed via the world wide web, as well as live stage performance.

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