Geoff Bartley, notloB Parlour Concerts #208 Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard MA 01451 Friday, October 7, 7:30pm Geoff Bartley (1948 - ?) is a folk-blues guitar player singer-songwriter and recording artist. His last two CDs, 2009's "Put the Big Stone Down" and 2011's "Mercy for the Dispossessed", were promoted by Kari Estrin Management in Nashville and went to No. 1 on folk radio. In the 1980s, Geoff won four guitars at the National Fingerpicking Champion-ships in Winfield, Kansas. Some of his songs and co-writes have been recorded by other artists in New England, Canada, Ireland, and Nashville, and some are included in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine collection in Washington, D.C. A new CD called "Particles of Light" will become available in late summer 2014. Since 1994 Geoff has played guitar and sung harmony for folk treasure Tom Paxton. Geoff was also instrumental in bringing the HD-40LSH Tom Paxton Signature Model Martin guitar into production in 2004. In 2007, Geoff's song A Letter from Prison about Nelson Mandela was recorded by the progressive bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, on their CD "Fork in the Road" on Sugar Hill. Subsequently, that recording was used in the independent 2008 Lionsgate film "The Lucky Ones". Before his main stage appearance at the 2009 Boston Folk Festival, the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association awarded Geoff its Jerry Christen Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. Geoff presents two nights of acoustic music every week at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both nights have been voted Best of Boston. In further recognition, the Cambridge Mayor's Office in conjunction with the Boston Bluegrass Union proclaimed February 13, 2004 to be Geoff Bartley Day. Songs and instrumentals he has written … Read More »
Belleville Roots Music Series is excited to host one of the most compelling new voices in the roots music world, Molly Tuttle & her band Golden Highway. Molly, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter with a lifelong love of bluegrass, is on tour celebrating her debut release on Nonesuch Records, Crooked Tree.
Molly Tuttle wins 2022 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year!!! https://bluegrasstoday.com/2022-ibma-bluegrass-awards/ Belleville Roots Music Series is excited to host one of the most compelling new voices in the roots music world, Molly Tuttle & her band Golden Highway. Molly, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter with a lifelong love of bluegrass, is on tour celebrating her debut release on Nonesuch Records, Crooked Tree. Her band of bluegrass virtuosos, features mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, and bassist Shelby Means On Crooked Tree each track showcases Tuttle's guitar technique, for which she was the first women ever named 2017 Guitar Player of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as her voice—an instrument that shifts from warmly understated to fiercely soulful with equal parts precision and abandon, occasionally treating the listener to some high-spirited yodeling. More Molly Tuttle at: www.mollytuttlemusic.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mollytuttle/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollytuttlemusic/