Dan Schwartz and his bandmates in Good Old War, Keith Goodwin and Tim Arnold, have been on the road almost constantly since November, both on their own and as the backing band for fellow Philly artist Anthony Green.
Their homecoming show on Friday at Union Transfer is one of the last dates before a monthlong vacation. They're eager to be home.
"It's going to be like Oz. Not that we don't like what we're doing, but we're ready to be home," Schwartz says from, of course, the road; in this case in Vermont.
Much of the trio's third album, Come Back as Rain, reflects the longing for home that comes from constant touring. Recorded in Omaha, Neb., with producer Jason Cupp, it's the band's most cohesive, immediate, and vivid album - Schwartz calls it "the most definitive version of our sound yet" - and when it came out last month, it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.