Geoff Farina

  • Geoff Farina
  • Geoff Farina

Geoff Farina has been writing songs, making records, and touring for almost 20 years. He is best known his 12 years fronting Boston’s progressive rock trio Karate, as one-half of the seminal early-90s indie duo The Secret Stars, and more recently, as the leader of Glorytellers, his acoustic trio with a pair of releases on Southern Records. Geoff currently lives in Chicago where he teaches music history at DePaul University, plays in several bands, performs classic pre-WWII Piedmont and Delta guitar arrangements, and collects vintage guitars.

Geoff recently formed ‘Exit Verse’, a new Rock band based in Chicago and Damnably is honored to be releasing the eponymously named album on CD/12′ White Vinyl on November 17. Pre-Order

your copy here and follow the band on Facebook here. The single ‘SEEDS’ features Thalia Zedek (COME/Live Skull) and is streaming below.

 

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RECENT PRESS
Sunday Times Stewart Lee – “Prick up Your Ears’ describes small-town soldiers departing for Iraq with commendable sobriety in a folksy idiom, that emphasises their timeless circumstance”
Time Out – “Mellifluous jazz guitar, irresistible melodies, and heart-tuggingly understated vocals”
Alternative Press – “If Farina has learned anything in his 20-plus years as a musician, it’s how to turn the worst parts of life into the greatest art.”
The A.V. Club – “Raw, unorthodox, and honest, his style blends gritty blues riffs with jazzy, prose-like lyrical structure.”
Washington City Paper – “Farina has toiled for 15 years as one of the hardest-working indie rockers in the business, creating songs that unfold like time-lapse nature photography, slowly building to a rugged beauty…”
Popmatters – “Farina’s brilliant guitar technique can, as it did in Karate, still threaten to make these folk songs sound mannered. But luckily, he’s learned to let his sweet, rolling vocals shoulder the emotional load on these tracks. It is quite a feat to see a guy, particularly one who left his last band at the height of its powers, try something completely different, and totally succeed.”
AM New York – “Acoustic strumming accompanies the singer’s frank delivery of sad truths with lyrics that are bluntly poetic. It’s simple and sad, and I love it so much that it kind of hurts my heart. ”
Pocket Jury – “Former Karate front-man pens beautifully realised folk-leaning love letter to the Kennebec River.”
DOA – “one of Geoff Farina’s most generously melodic collections, which repays patience with warmth from a distinctive songwriting intellect.”
Steven Rainy BBC Radio 1 Ulster – “it’s a wonder piece of work..”
Slow Thrills – “both a fine collection of contemporary songs and a homage to legendary folk guitarists”
clicky clicky music -“consistently rich and rewarding”
Americana UK – “Geoff Farina has something many musicians could only dream of attaining.”

SHOWS

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23 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Viterbo Circolo Circolo Arci Il Cosmonauta IT
22 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Rome Airport One IT
21 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Würzburg Café Cairo DE
20 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Offenbach Hafen 2 DE
19 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Nuremburg Edel Extra DE
18 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in MAINZ Schon Schoen DE
17 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Köln Die Wohngemeinschaft DE
16 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Villacidro (Sardinia) Sa spendula 2.0 IT
15 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Cagliari (Sardinia) Teatro Mobile – Bastione S.Remy IT
12 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Milan Masada IT
11 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Bologna Piazza Verdi IT
10 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Verona Feelgood Bar (Peschiera del Garda) IT
05 Jul 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Gorizia (private show) IT
02 Feb 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Bilbao Hika Ateneo ES
01 Feb 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Lasarte Sala Zulo ES
31 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Madrid FotomatonBar ES
30 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Alicante Sala Ocho y medio ES
29 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Barcelona Helioglobal ES
28 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Ferrara Zuni IT
27 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Torino Blah Blah IT
26 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Pisa Cinema Caffe’ Lanteri IT
25 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Savona Raindogs IT
24 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Bologna Freakout IT
23 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Florence Tender IT
22 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Rome Init IT
20 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Gent Café Video BE
19 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Utrecht dB’s NL
18 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Lille The Monk’s FR
17 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Liège Jacques Pelzer’s Jazz Club BE
16 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Frankfurt Plank DE
15 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Oberhausen Drucklufthaus DE
14 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Leipzig Conne Island DE
13 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Berlin house show (FB: Freddy Knop for info) DE
12 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Berlin house show (FB: Freddy Knop for info) DE
11 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Giessen Alte Kupferschmiede DE
10 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Offenback Weinstube DE
09 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Fulda Kreuz DE
08 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Nuremburg MUZ DE
07 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Karlsruhe Private Show DE
06 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Prague Potrova CZ
05 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Vienna 777 AT
04 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Gorizia Osteria L’Alchimista IT
29 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Padova Mele di Newton IT
28 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in San Benedetto Del Tronto Viniles IT
27 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Rome Init IT
26 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Umbertide Metropolis IT
25 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Latina Sottoscala IT
24 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Viterbo All’Improvviso IT
23 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Catania Mr. Hide IT
22 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Messina Retronouveau IT
13 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Geel De Firma BE
12 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Hasselt PHL BE
11 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Zichem Den Hemel BE
10 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Hetchel Kachel Koncerten BE
09 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Diksmuide 4AD BE
08 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Bielefeld Falkendom DE
07 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Berlin House Show DE
06 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Leipzig Kafic DE
05 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Wurzburg Cafe Cairo DE
04 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Frankfurt Ponyhof DE
03 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Heibronn Complex 23 DE
02 Nov 2012 http://www.damnably.com Geoff Farina in Munich Cafe Kult DE

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