In 1998, Gabe Goodman appeared on an episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things, performing a largely unintelligible set on an acoustic guitar just about as tall as he was.
Twenty years later, after failed attempts at child stardom and contributions to an array of musical projects, the Boston native returns to the simplicity of his “original setup” with a new EP. Written over a tumultuous two-month period in his new home of New York City, Dismissing the Gardener features six snapshots of grief, aiming to recognize, endure, and laugh at painful moments in real time. The collection was recorded largely over four days at a home studio in the South Shore suburbs of Massachusetts, co-produced, engineered & mixed by Goodman’s childhood best friend Will Radin. Dismissing the Gardner is due out 9/21 via Salient Recordings.