Episode 42

Published on:

25th Jul 2023

Geoff Bartley (Crossroads and Fingers Crossed)

One night in the late 1990s I walked up to a big black door under a tattered green awning, and I walked through that door, and I was in a room. I was at a crossroads. I was a kid with a guitar, and I was about to meet a man named Geoff Bartley. I’ve seldom respected an artist and a host and a curator of a room the way I respect Geoff. He’s our guest on the season closer of ‘All Your Days,' and for the first time, I have the privilege of learning where this man, this musician that critics and producers and artists have described as “one of the most under-recognized musicians alive today,” this award-winning fingerstyle player, this picker, this poet, this bluesman, this maker of a space that was essential to the songwriter scene in Boston and Cambridge came from, what he meant to do, what he achieved, where he has been and where he is going tomorrow. A must. A deep and soulful talk.

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All Your Days
A podcast about creativity, art, work, crisis, and persistence.
'All Your Days' is a weekly podcast and newsletter featuring conversations, essays, reviews and roundups with a focus on creativity, art, work, crisis, persistence, and how creative lives transform over time.

Host: James O'Brien

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James O'Brien

James O’Brien is a studio recording artist who toured the U.S. and the U.K. from 1998–2004 playing politically aware rock and roll, sometimes solo and sometimes with a band. In 2017, after a 13-year hiatus, he began to release new material again, and in 2022 he became the host of 'All Your Days — The Podcast'.