Hailing from deep in the Big Lick hills of Southwestern Virginia, GOTE hits the scene with guitar driven psychedelic blues reminiscent of days gone by with the jam sensibilities that will resonate with most music lovers. Since 2015 GOTE have been writing and producing phenomenal originals with textured tones and harmonically rich melodies. While a GOTE show is comprised of primarily original material, there is a seasoning of their influences in covers. John Prine, Allman Brothers, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and Grateful Dead are just a few examples of where the inspiration has flowed through.
In the early months of 2019, GOTE entered the recording studio and now have a four song EP called, “Key to the Highway”. The EP consists of four original songs from Foster and John. Arranged by the ensemble, these tunes represent the diverse influences and musical soundscapes that have shaped GOTE’s sound.
This finely calibrated group of seasoned musicians consists of Matt Leonard on drums holding down a deep pocket supported by Jay Gladden laying down the groove on bass. Foster Burton brings his sweet guitar hooks and sung story lines to the mix, as John McBroom delivers with his dynamic energy and style on lead guitar. GOTE brings excitement to the stage through their music.