The Linden Tree Coffeehouse will present another NEW ENGLAND NOTABLE singer-songwriter on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Due to continuing COVID restrictions, Geoff Bartley will be performing live in our alternative site. The 37th season of Linden Tree’s acoustic music concerts are easily viewed on Facebook and You tube from www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org.
Linden Tree is very excited to have back this season, Geoff Bartley. He is a blues-, folk-, and jazz-influenced fingerstyle acoustic guitar player, singer, songwriter and harmonica player. The folk press has called him folk music at its best (~ Brian Baker, Music Reviews Quarterly, Arden, North Carolina 1998), a brilliant songwriter, a world-class guitarist, the prophet (Scott Alarik, Boston Globe 1999) and spiritual godfather of the Boston folk scene, and a local legend.
Geoff is a gifted songwriter who is a genius crafting his lyrics with very fine arrangements. Some of Geoff’s songs and co-writes have been recorded by other artists in the US, Canada, and Ireland, and some are also included in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine collection in Washington, D.C. In 2005, “Cut by Wire”, his co-write with John Gorka, was sung live in Boston’s Symphony Hall by Dublin’s Mary Black. Two of his CDs went to No.1 in their respective months on the international Folk-DJ chart. In the ’80s, Geoff won four guitars at the National Fingerpicking Championships in Winfield, KS. In addition, TV audiences have heard Geoff’s instrumentals on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and PBS!
For his contributions to the acoustic music community in Greater Boston, the Cambridge Mayor’s Office in conjunction with the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) proclaimed February 13, 2004 Geoff Bartley Day in Cambridge. Mr. Bartley has released thirteen full-length recordings and lives in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.
Please donate to our Linden Tree performers. With few in-person gigs, performers still need to pay rent and other living expenses. Our suggested donation is $20. Please donate whatever you are able. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880. Thank you.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates, in part, with thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading.
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Note our previous streaming shows are still available for viewing on our YouTube and Facebook pages.
For more information about the Linden Tree Coffeehouse check our Facebook and webpages: LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org. or call 781-246-2836.