Close To Nowhere presents:

AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK LEE GOODREID Sometimes, you come across an artist whose style you just can’t put your finger on.  Then there’s this man, pure blues… down, dirty blues.  Whether it’s his gritty guitar playing, his gravelly vocals, or just the raw feel behind his music, Derek Lee Goodreid...

A Musician’s Guide To Pandemic Times.

It’s not all doom and gloom in these pandemic times as a musician. Yeah, there’s no gigs, venues, festivals but on the bright side, there’s also no buskers butchering Wonderwall for the millionth time. If you’re an independent musician here are some things to do in the meantime that will...

Album Review: Beneath Starry Skies

Despite the distinctly raw and real finish of this, the third in an album trilogy from Derek Lee Goodreid, these songs feel perhaps to be some of the grittiest or most emotionally poignant yet. The album’s title track kicks things off and Goodreid’s undeniably passionate and freely expressive leading voice...

Interview: “Each time I was told I wasn’t good enough I tried harder, I evolved…”

Oslo based artist and songwriter Derek Lee Goodreid has released three full-length albums over the past year and has no plans to slow down his creative pace. We caught an interview with him during his down time to find out more about what drives him as an artist and what...

Album Review: Feel It!

Derek Goodreid’s follow-up to God, The Devil and I bursts into life with the title track Feel It and immediately fills the room with a distinctly raw rock and roll edge. This is about as close to the live show as you can get with a recording. Goodreid pours his soul into the performance,...

Song Review: Thief

Fast, pleasantly choatic, infectious As featured on the SRL Auditions. Derek is a seasoned Norwegian artist that knows his way around the blues like Stevie Wonder knows his keyboards. "Thief" sits comfortable in position number 3 of his critically acclaimed June, 2018 album, "Feel It!", which treated fans to a...