The reaction to "Know the Rain Here":
"a rare combination of effortless fingerpicking, mesmerizing vocals, deep lyrics and beautiful melodies"
"particularly impressive for its ability to capture his live energy and elaborate on it with delicately balanced and expansive orchestrations"
"nothing short of unforgettable"
--Jeff Lisciandrello, Upstage Magazine (NJ)
"great young US singer-songwriter"
--Time Out (London)
Geoff was born in Inglewood, California, and raised all over the place. He borrowed a guitar at the age of 14 and never really gave it back.
Songs from "Know the Rain Here," his first full-length album, have found international radio play, from Toronto to Nashville to Dublin to Berlin. Based once again in California, Geoff still plays regularly in NYC, L.A., New Jersey, and Europe.
This album reflects Geoff's diverse influences of americana, folk blues, the folk and singer-songwriter traditions, and alternative acoustic music: finger-picking somewhere in between Mississippi John Hurt and Elliot Smith, cello interventions that recall moments of Nick Drake, and multi-layered harmonies.
All of this fleshes out songs with catchy melodies, and lyrics that can occasionally floor you.
Eric Kvortek and Geoff produced, engineered and mixed at The Gasworks recording studio and in various basements in Colonia, New Brunswick, and Highland Park, New Jersey.
Alan Douches mastered at West West Side Music in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Geoff played guitars, bass, piano, harmonica, and drums, programmed drum and noise loops, and sang.
Jeff Russ played cello on "Six-string Whispers."
Molly Burke sang on "Dublin 1."