Good Citizen is a band from the Long Beach area of Southern California consisting of (mostly) Bass, Guitar, Saxophone and drums. Gene Whitright, Dina Predisik,Carrie Barrios, and John Feijoo - respectively. This album is a culmination of new additions, cut songs and newly written songs addressing different feelings and definitions of "Faith". It is not "christian rock" . . . not that there's anyhting wrong with that . . . It's a personal album but still has enough pop over(and under)tones to bop along with. From "Strange Little Man", a song about the death of the family farm to "Don't Push" a song of sex, sex, sex; Good Citizen crosses genres and emotions while - tongue often planted firmly in cheek - getting toes tapping. Intelligent, often funny lyrics accompanied by top-shelf pop/rock/folk music.
By da bookman on November 20, 2006 - Music For America (musicforamerica.org)
Test My Faith (Poverty Level) by Good Citizen reminds me of the kind of rock albums I listened to as a kid and learned to love as I became exposed to other forms of music. The first track, "Strange Little Man", sound a bit like Elvis Costello if he was raised in the rural South, while other songs show shades of The Grateful Dead, The Blasters, Laura Nyro, and Loggins & Messina. Each song is different from the one which came before, so one can't easily fall into a comfort zone until after the album is over. Good Citizen (Gene Whitright, Dina Predisik, and Carrie Barrios) are remarkable musicians who are able to create any soundscape, and they sound very comfortable with each other.