An award winning singer/songwriter, Geoffrey Rutledge has been playing professionally
for over two decades. A favorite at the Texas Kerrville Folk Festival. Geoffrey's keen ability to convey his interesting perspective on
life through his songwriting, in combination with his rich, smooth voice and sardonic wit,
charms audiences from coast to coast.
The musical journey of Geoffrey Rutledge began at age nine in Pontiac, Michigan, when
an older brother bought Geoffrey his first guitar for $5. Hitting the
road at 18, Geoffrey's made music professionally from Key West to San
Francisco ever since. An insightful, soulful singer/songwriter, Geoffrey's
musical influences range from James Taylor to Sting to Stevie Wonder.
the Northern California Songwriters Association's prestigious "Song
of the Year" award, and has played the main stage at the Kerrville
Folk Festival for the past six years running. He's also shared the stage
at various venues with such prominent artists as Jackson Browne, Bonnie
Raitt, David Crosby & Graham Nash, and John Prine (to name just a
few) and has worked in the studio with Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and
|Take Me Home
A Sampler of American Artists for Peace
Geoffrey's song, "Take Me Home", has been selected as the title track and video, for a compilation CD
of peace songs from Arden's Garden Productions. All net proceeds from the sale of this release
will go directly to Veterans for Peace. Other artists include Country Joe McDonald, Jesse
Colin Young, Joe Craven, and Bob Brozman.
CD is available online at CDbaby.com.
Download "Take Me Home", the song.
View "Take Me Home", the video.
Geoffrey Rutledge - Big Top|
Wonder why we learned to walk upright?
Then you have download and listen to "Aunt Lucy",
or ever ponder the meaning of life? Then download and try Geoffrey's "Way of the World".
Geoffrey's lyrics will make you laugh, cry and think.
Big Top is available at CDBaby.com
Rutledge's "Big Top" is big stuff. The 12 track ensemble is a fresh,
free-spirited romp with enough good cheery feelings to make grins happen.
The glue that binds this fine montage is Rutledge's seemingly open nature
and passion for the product. One gets the sense this fellow really loves
what he is doing. A rich powerful and lovely experience, easy on the ears
and warm in the heart."|
Greg Archer, Arts Editor, Good Times, Santa Cruz
Rutledge comes from the California coastal town of Santa Cruz, an area
full of talented artists and singers. He reminds me of the great singer-songwriters
prevalent in the late 70's such as James Taylor, B.W. Stevenson and Jesse
Winchester. In this day and age, you have not only to be a good songwriter,
you have to have a great voice as well. Rutledge qualifies in both departments.
His voice is smooth and expressive and his arrangements are varied and
always interesting. His songs have been steadily growing on me. Give this
newcomer a listen and allow his warm tender songs to grow on you too."
Bill Frater, Freight Train Boogie
Rod Kennedy, Founder, Kerrville Folk Festival