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	         and his National guitar

Coming Events

Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30pm
Split bill with Cosy Sheridan

The Minstrel Coffeehouse 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown NJ 07960
No advance ticket sales, $10 upon entry plus whatever you feel the performance is worth...that goes in the creel...

This show will be webcast live on Concert Window.
Concert Window is a service that provides a means to make streaming video of live concerts and other events available to the public. Concerts are streamed live as they happen, and are not archived for later viewing. It is a pay-per-view service and the Folk Project charges a very nominal $2.00 to the viewer. But just as for those who attend the show live, we encourage you to pay what you think the show is really worth by adding a "tip" if you enjoy the show. Concert Window takes a moderate cut of the proceeds, and the balance is split equally between the headline act and the Folk Project. So anything you tip goes to support not only the artist, but the organization that is producing these concerts.


On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Geoff was honored by the Boston Bluegrass Union at the annual Joe Val Festival. Each year the BBU presents 2 Heritage awards - one Musician and one Industry. This year's Industry award went to Geoff for his support of bluegrass music since 1993, through his Tuesday Night Bluegrass at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA.

from the Joe Val Festival program:
"The Boston bluegrass community has benefited greatly from the efforts of Geoff Bartley, who has supported bluegrass in the area for decades even though it's not his primary style of music."

On Saturday, August 8 Geoff won 1st place in the
2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriter Contest with his song "Sunny Side of Town."

CD cover

Mercy for the Dispossessed

Number 1 Album
Number 1 song (Long Way Down to Harlan)
on the international FolkDJ radio playlists for August 2012!

Available at Geoff's Online Store

... from the album cover:

These songs are pre-war and modern blues, primitive jazz, music from the southern mountains, and folk songs produced with acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, dobro, banjo. flugelhorn, bass, and vocal harmonies. There are electric guitars and drums on one . . . It is reassuring for me in this dangerous age to match rough poetry with music. Hopefully I'm getting better at it. If the words and music here lighten your burden even a little, I will have done my job. We don't have much time down here after all. ~Geoff

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