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Cheyenne Home Grown (Adopted): Gooding [VIDEO]

Gooding at KING Studio April 2015
Jaimel Blajszczak, Townsquare Media

Have you heard Gooding perform on any of the half dozen or so times they’ve been in Cheyenne?

The rock band from Kansas, now based in L.A., ended up in Cheyenne after a chance meeting with the Midtown Tavern owners in New Mexico several years ago.

Not only has the 4-piece band played in Cheyenne, the home base for their non-profit organization, Funding The Future, is here. So we are adopting Gooding as our Cheyenne Home Grown band for the month of April 2015.

Earlier this month, Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation declaring April as Financial Literacy Month in Wyoming, this was the second year that Gooding has been in the Governor’s office when he decided to support spreading the word about being responsible with your money and having a financial plan for the future.

Gooding met Rita and Randy Pouppirt by accident at The Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Sante Fe, New Mexico a few years ago and they asked if the band would be free to play at The Midtown Tavern the next week. They were and have been back to rock the bar and several schools around Cheyenne since then. Last month, their Financial Literacy tour was written up in the Wall Street Journal.

Rita Pouppirt is now the Executive Director of Funding The Future, traveling across the U.S. and Canada. Many students in Cheyenne may have seen them performing at their school as they have played at Carey Jr. High, LCCC, East High and Triumph High Schools. They promise to be back in the future for more.

The Kansas band just returned from another trip to Europe, their second of at least three planned this year. Listen for their song, ‘Hey Hey,’ coming up in the 6 p.m. hour on Sunday, April 26, on-the-air on 101.9 KING FM and find out more about this up and coming band in my interview with them from April of 2015 on our YouTube channel.

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