Need some hope and catharsis? The music of the Mountain Goats has got your back. Since his start recording albums into a boombox tape recorder in the 90s, Mountain Goats songwriter John Darnielle has churned out a steady stream of anthemic, joyous, heartfelt songs about outcasts, misfits and everyday people facing long odds and emerging triumphant. And with the band’s evolution and sonic explorations, their songs provide a deep well of musical exploration for instrumentalists as well. Whether you're a longtime fan or new to the band, join longtime Goats fan (and Old Town teaching artist) Shelley Miller as we sing and play our hearts out together. Song selection will lean heavily on student requests. We're gonna make it through this (and next) year if it kills us.