Life’s unpredictable purpose always seems to stem from life’s worst tragedies. That is just how Goodbye June was
created. In June of 2005, guitarist Tyler Baker received the worst news of his life. His brother, PFC Shane Baker, was
home on leave from the military and had been in a fatal car accident. His cousins Brandon Qualkenbush, Landon
Milbourn and the rest of the family traveled to southern Indiana to comfort and ease the sting of unexpectedly losing
a close loved one. For the next few weeks, the three cousins stayed together to comfort each other, reminisce about
old times, laugh and cry over memories and, of course, play music together which essentially lead to the three of
them writing songs to help pass the time. In 2009, taking the advice of close friends in the music industry, the
cousins made the plunge and moved to Nashville TN, and became part of Music City’s emerging rock scene. Goodbye
June blends early traditional black gospel influences with blues, garage rock, and pop to form their unique sound.
Their debut album "Nor The Wild Music Flow" released on CVR in June of 2012, alongside the debut music video
"Microscope" featuring St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and country star Steve Holy. In the Fall of 2013, the
band embarked on a 6-week European tour through Germany, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and
Spain. Goodbye June also just announced a new album coming soon with Grammy-nominated producer Paul Moak.
The band is fired up about the yet to be titled sophomore project, stating "we want this album to showcase our grit
and soul by focusing on straight up rock 'n roll."
This band isn't local to Cincinnati.