Jeremy Garrett brings lighthearted vibe, upbeat energy to “Good Times”

Article Contributed by Organic Records | Published on Saturday, February 27, 2021

Music fans in search of a little celebratory release will find just what they’re looking for in the lighthearted vibe and upbeat energy of “Good Times,” the latest single from Organic Records’ Jeremy Garrett.

Written with frequent collaborator Jon Weisberger — the pair have contributed a score of songs to Garrett’s catalog and that of his GRAMMY®-winning group, the Infamous Stringdusters — “Good Times” finds the freewheeling singer exuding optimism over a propulsive guitar groove: “I’ve been ready, I’ve been waiting, I’ve been worried I might be wrong, Now it’s here and I feel just fine — Good time’s come, Good times comin’ on.” Amplified by some muscular percussion from the String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann and soulful harmonies from pop singer Prisca, the track concludes with a passage that features Garrett’s signature rhythmic fiddling.

“I think all of us can identify with a song like this,” he notes. “Sometimes we can get in a rut with life and work, and it’s then we realize that we need to get away. Maybe we love what it is we do, so this song is not about a total change, but rather a recognition that we may need a break. For some of us it’s a vacation that’s the answer and for others, it may be just getting out and getting our dance and party on — cutting loose, so to speak. Sometimes getting that pause and making time for yourself makes it all the more meaningful when you return.”

“Prisca is an amazing soul singer from Georgia,” Garrett adds. “She’s a powerful solo artist currently being produced by Billy Hume, who helped with my 2020 recording, Circles. When I needed to have some harmony on a track, I asked if she could do it, and the power of her singing blew me away. I met Jason at a sold-out ‘Dusters show in Denver, where we had asked him and Travis from String Cheese Incident to join us for our second set. Again, I was blown away by Jason’s playing, and I knew he would be a great fit for some live percussion on this new project.”

Indeed, while Garrett is more than capable of pulling off a song — or an entire album, or a live show — all by himself, thanks to the technology-driven “fiddle science” he’s developed through years of solo performing, the new single makes the case that he’s no less exciting a performer in collaborative mode. As winter gives way to spring, and the possibilities for live music begin to appear on the horizon, “Good Times” is an anthem that deftly captures the spirit of the moment — and you can dance to it, too!

Listen to "Good Times" HERE.