Goodroad was formed in 2005 with the recording of their debut album Lonely Trip. The various members each come from vastly different musical backgrounds. Allen Goodroad has gained most of his experience on the coffeehouse stage doing solo acoustic performances. For the past 4 years he has led the youth band at St. Michaels Church doing contemporary worship in a full band setup. Allen also recently returned from a 30 show, 25 city tour as a professional actor with the Children's Theatre Company of Sioux Falls. Allen also performs weekly at the Catfish Bay Waterski Park where he has written the show for the past 5 years. Scott Rogers is from Green Bay, WI where he toured extensively up and down the coast of the Great Lakes. Scott moved to Sioux Falls and joined up with Goodroad at the beginning. Chris Hogan adds that low end growl to the Goodroad sound. Chris is a law enforcement officer from Sioux Falls who joined the band just before the recording of Detour. Eldon Fisher is an experienced guitar player whose main background is in the heavier side of music where he has earned numerous awards for his musicianship including 2 Metal Album of the Year awards from the Just Plain Folks association in Hollywood, California. Eldon was signed to Atlantic Records with the band Crash Alley and toured the United States for 15 years as a professional musician. Eldon appears locally with Goodroad, Jerkstore, the Jukebox Zeroes and was formerly a part of the Glory Holes and Wakefield. Steve Grimes is an experienced guitar player out of Sioux Falls who many might recognize from the Glory Holes and Sugardaddy. Steve received his education from the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California. Last but not least, Brett McCarthy is a well traveled drummer who keeps the whole group in line. Brett grew up in Sioux Falls and has toured the region in various bands for years. You can now catch Brett's drum styling's with Goodroad and his other original project, Q. The love of music is apparent in each member of Goodroad. Allen, Nick, Scott, Eldon, Steve and Brett have come together to form a new sound combining all of their various experiences to create, together, Goodroad. A high energy stage show and a level of professionalism that is unequaled in the area are what set Goodroad apart from other bands. Combinations of musical backgrounds also give Goodroad a unique sound any music lover would melt for. Add all of these various musical experiences together and you get the unforgettable. Goodroad.