Goddess was formed in 2001 on an old runway at Floyd Bennett Field, a decommissioned airport in Brooklyn, by four women who shared a love of pre-20th-century folk music, scary harmonies, nature debased and otherwise, and myths ancient and modern.
Since 2004 we have consisted of founding members Fran Pado and Tamalyn Miller, multi-instrumentalist Andy Newman and a rotating cast of others. We write songs about the dark places in our heads and pasts, influenced by madrigals, Bartok, nursery rhymes, Amish culture, Sandy Denny, the Polanski movie Fearless Vampire Killers, shamanic trance music, a deer organ we found in the woods, church hymns, showtunes and krautrock. We perform them mostly on unconventional instruments, including homemade horsehair fiddle, toystore guitar, toy keyboard, lap dulcimer and tree branch.
In 2002, we played a tour of historic sites in New York City, the Hanging Elm in Washington Square Park and Ladies Mile on Broadway. In 2006, we made and self-released an album, produced by David Grubbs. In 2007, we staged a ritual musical, “Golden Vines & Honey Wine,” for a week at Autoversion Ltd. Gallery in Chelsea.
We love to play in galleries and other unusual venues, preferably quiet ones. But we love playing anywhere. We would love to play at your house.