Good Citizen plays pop music in the vein of Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, the Soft Boys, and Nick Lowe. Combining a wide variety of instrumentation they cross genres - from Folk-inspired songs of fire season in Southern California to Chunk-Punk Guitar driven songs of frustration and anger - all while retaining a cohesive sound. The vocals of Gene Whitright (basses, banjo, dulcimer) and Dina Predisik (guitars, accordian) maintain the band's style much the same way as John Doe and Exene Cervanka did for "X". Carrie Barrios on saxophone, tin whistles, and vocals rounds out the melodic side of things with depth, color and soaring lines while John Feijoo on drums holds the center and also adds dimension to the music.
You never know exactly what you're going to get from one song to the next on a Good Citizen album, but you're always guaranteed a catchy hook, a nice turn of phrase, and a good time.
"We don't jam . . . we write and play pop tunes, preferably about three and a half minutes at a time." Gene Whitright