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.

  He received 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 Dean Parks.
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
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

"Geoffrey 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

"Geoffrey 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

"Refreshingly new...great presentation."
Rod Kennedy, Founder, Kerrville Folk Festival