MP3 Paul Geller - A Walk Down Familiar Paths
Guitarist Paul Geller''s debut cd will take you on an acoustic instrumental journey to those places that touch your soul...
9 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: New Age, BLUES: Acoustic Blues
Guitarist Paul Geller has been active in the Bay Area music scene for the last 17 years. He started out playing bars and clubs during his high school years in 1985 and has remained involved in various musical projects since then. He is currently a guitar teacher at a Bay Area guitar store where he holds down a schedule of 30 students weekly and teaches afterschool guitar classes to 3rd through 8th grade students in the public school district. In addition, Paul works with his partner Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Jeff Goodlund (sax, keyboards). They write and produce music for Film, Television, and Multimedia. Some of their clients include Autodesk, Fox Sports Network, Synon Software, The Northface, Academy of Art College and the City of San Francisco. Paul also works as a studio guitarist playing and writing music on a variety of song demos and cd''s with a wide range of artists and songwriters. He is also a Pilot Editor for a music publishing company, helping review and edit beginning guitar lesson books. Paul performs in a variety of musical gigs from solo guitar (steel string and classical) playing cafes,parties and weddings to full band playing rock and roll, blues, r n b, funk, dance and standands for corporate events and festivals. Some of his clients are Starbucks Coffee, Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc,Lahaina Galleries of Hawaii and American Cancer Society.
Guitarist Paul Geller''s debut CD, "A Walk Down Familiar Paths" released in May of 2005 features 9 original songs all played on acoustic guitar, parlor guitar, slide guitar, dobro and mandolin. Unplugged and without bass and drums these songs feature a wide variety of open tunings and organic melodies
I am still playing lots of electric guitar of course but my love for the acoustic guitar sounds took over and I started writing songs and exploring various open tunings and the final result was" A Walk Down Familiar Paths". I was fortunate to work with Guitarist Neal Harris to record, mix and master the cd. He is an amazing musician, great friend and has a great pair of ears! Neal has worked with many great artists and engineered the grammy nominated "The Water Garden" by Alex DeGrassi. I was Inspired by the great acoustic players Jerry Douglas, Leo Kottke, Ledward Kaapana, Keola Beamer and Alex De Grassi when making this cd. The music is written about special people and beautiful places that are very important to me. Often I found myself hiking the paths near my home with my dog Janna and feeling really inspired to write songs that remind me of the people and places that I enjoy so much, some near and some far off in the Pacific Ocean. The title " A Walk Down Familiar Paths " is my tribute to Janna who became sick during the recording of the cd but was around during all the long nights hanging on the couch composing these songs. When you give this cd a listen - I hope it takes you on "A Walk Down Familiar Paths" to those places that touch your soul...