Geoff Bartley

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Geoff Bartley
Background information
Origin Boston
Genres Folk, Blues, Roots
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instruments guitar, harmonica
Years active 1969–present
Labels Waterbug, Swallowtail, Magic Crow

Geoff Bartley is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter whose musical style combines roots, blues, jazz, and traditional folk. He began performing in 1969 and lives in the Boston area. He can be seen every Monday night hosting an open mic night at The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also has a Sunday Night Residency at Smoken Joes BBQ in Brighton Centre featuring a different guest every week.

Bartley has won the New Hampshire Acoustic Guitar Contest twice and has placed second four times at the National Fingerpicking Championships.[1]


  • Blues Beneath the Surface (1984)
  • Interstates (1986)
  • I Am the Heart (1989)
  • One Kind Word (1998)
  • Hear That Wind Howl (1999) [2]
  • Bones and Breath (with Timothy Mason) (2003)
  • Blackbirds in the Pie (2008)
  • Put The Big Stone Down (2010)
  • "Mercy for the Dispossessed" (2011)


  1. ^ Harris, Craig (1991) The New Folk Music, White Cliffs Media, ISBN 978-0-941677-27-1, p. 90
  2. ^ Koda, Cub. Geoff Bartley: Hear That Wind Howl at AllMusic. Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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