Don't believe me, read the words of Tom Paxton and Brad Paul:
"So you've been looking for real. You like it with the bark still on it, doncha? Look no further: Geoff Bartley's Put the Big Stone Down is right in the middle of the tradition (and) classy all the way. I love it."
~ Tom Paxton (January 26, 2010)
“Geoff is an amazing player, he writes wonderful songs that speak to the heart and if that weren’t enough, he is a great person who really cares about folk and roots music and the people who make it.”
Brad Paul – Former Producer/Host "Folk on WGBH"
...and specific to the 20th anniversary:
"Wow! Congratulations. The same job for 20 years, some 500 shows, around 2,000 opening songs. Heroic!"
....all this reminds me I need to settle with the Republic of Cambridge for a parking ticket I got the night I brought David Massengill to the Cantab as the Monday night featured artist and the back lot had just been converted from parking meters to a computerized zone system. As Bob Dylan had warned, "don't follow leaders, watch your parking meters." How true.
August 18, 2007 Loring-Greenough House (Eliza Blue opened)
November 15, 2008 Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (co-feature with Mary McCaslin)
March 10, 2010 Jackson Homestead (solo Feature)
Maybe it's time to ask for another performance before his booking calendar is filled by venues just catching on to this national secret (and his fees go up), a wonderful artist and man.