Have music, will travel. That's the mantra of Gooding, which has been touring for about 10 years -- and counting. "I don't know what's wrong with us," group namesake Gooding says with a laugh. "But we're still loving it. We consider 'road dog' to be an affectionate term." The Los Angeles trio has been playing its energetic brand of soul- and blues-stirring rock'n'roll from the plains since the members were students at the University of Kansas. The toll: 800 shows in 157 cities (plus every state in the lower 48 in 2010).

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