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Coming Events

Saturday Oct. 28, 2017
Saturday Night in Marblehead will continue its series with an October 28th concert by acclaimed singer-songwriter and award-winning guitarist Geoff Bartley.
Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead, MA
Doors open at 7:30 and the concert begins at 8pm. Admission donation is $15 at the door.

Friday, March 16, 2018
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...


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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