Monday, August 13, 2007

Geoff Bartley w/ Eliza Blue, Saturday, August 18.

Reservations are recommended and appreciated -

· DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 18, 7:00pm.
· PROGRAM: Acoustic concert featuring an evening of music by Geoff Bartley, with Eliza Blue opening.
· VENUE ADDRESS: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. - 617-524-3158
· VENUE WEBSITES: Music series news ~ http://notlobmusic.blogspot.comMusic series mailing list ~
· TICKETS: $15
· ARTIST INFO:, Includes high-resolution digital photos for your use at the Publicity Page.
Geoff will be interviewed by Brad Paul on WGBH radio this Saturday, approximately 4pm. & streaming live at

Notlob Music presents the best local and touring roots, Americana, newgrass, traditional and contemporary folk artists in unique and unusual settings in the Boston, MA area. The sixth concert of the Spring/Summer 2007 series will be an acoustic evening with folk legend GEOFF BARTLEY, with ELIZA BLUE opening, at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130, Built in 1760, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been a historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size make it an ideal setting for acoustic music.

Geoff Bartley

Geoff Bartley is a prize-winning acoustic guitarist & a nationally respected singer-songwriter. His songs are grounded in traditional folk music, roots blues, & jazz, and have been performed & recorded by other artists in the U.S., Canada, & Ireland. Since his first professional gig in 1969, Mr. Bartley has played in over thirty states & Canada, and has released four CDs. He lives in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.An exciting & natural performer with plenty of personality,
Mr. Bartley is known for his elegant blues-influenced guitar style and the archetypal imagery in his writing. His songs address the human longing for meaning in life, and are told by average people living in a mysterious world. Running through his material are veins of social consciousness and a recurrent fascination with the "inner terrain". By bringing startling images from the natural world coupled with street-level observations of the human condition to the heart of his message, Mr. Bartley reveals a love for the mystical in everyday life. His songs are ultimately uplifting and full of promise.Mr. Bartley brings a liberal sprinkling of humor and offbeat between-song patter to his live shows. Audiences are treated to a rich landscape of musical & spoken word styles highlighted with authentic traditional blues. He boasts a handsome blues-soaked baritone and is a hot harmonica player, slide guitarist & flatpicker.
Since 1994, he has been folk veteran Tom Paxton’s guitarist & harmony vocalist for concert and festival dates in the northeast and elsewhere.Awards that Mr. Bartley has won include numerous Boston Music Award nominations, Second Prize four years in a row at the National Fingerpicking Championships in Winfield, Kansas, and First Prize two years in a row at the New Hampshire Guitar & Fiddle Contest. In 1998, the Billboard Magazine Song Contest awarded him Third Prize in Performance for his driving blues/jazz guitar instrumental, Blues Beneath the Surface. Mr. Bartley is also an active studio musician & producer. He has written and performed music for film, television, radio, & theatre, and has made internationally distributed commercial recordings for the Sonoton record label in Munich, Germany.

Eliza Blue

Eliza Blue crafts folk ballads of surprising tenderness with enough raw edges to reveal a diamond that’s still rough. Fans of both American roots music and adult contemporary will find much to enjoy; Eliza Blue's simple, meditative songwriting pays homage to folk traditions, at the same time creating something entirely modern. Trained as a classical violinist, Eliza grew up listening to Mozart and the Beatles on her fisher price record player. She took up the fiddle after falling in love with folk music, and has been recording and performing ever since. Currently, Eliza often performs with partner Paul Miksic. Both multi-instrumentalists, they trade between banjos and guitars, with some fiddle, mandolin, and washboard thrown in for good measure. A rambler from birth, Eliza has crossed the country several times since she began her songwriting career three years ago, and she averages over a 150 gigs a year. When she's not on the road, Eliza lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her two dogs, Micah and Lily.

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