Geoffrey Rutledge | The Big Top

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The Big Top

by Geoffrey Rutledge

Americana Singer songwriter with clever, funny and insightful lyrics.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Aunt Lucy
4:03 $0.99
2. The Big Top
3:28 $0.99
3. Baseball Game
3:35 $0.99
4. 3 Words
3:56 $0.99
5. Somthing Out of Nothing
3:17 $0.99
6. On the Beach
3:25 $0.99
7. Home to You
4:45 $0.99
8. End of a Chain
4:30 $0.99
9. I Wish
3:41 $0.99
10. Double Wide
4:35 $0.99
11. Way of the World
3:23 $0.99
12. Take Me Home
3:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
An award winning singer/songwriter, Geoffrey Rutledge has been playing professionally for over two decades. Former front man for popular local band RST; Geoffrey is now embarking on a solo career. A favorite at the Texas Kerrville Folk Festival, Geoffrey has shared the stage with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby & Graham Nash and John Prine, to name a few. His 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.

Wonder why we learned to walk upright? Then you have to hear Aunt Lucy. Ever ponder the meaning of life? Try Geoffrey's "Way of the World." Veterans everywhere may take solace in "Take Me Home." Geoffrey's lyrics will make you laugh, cry and think.

"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 allways 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

"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



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Scott Miller

bought cd for one song and really liked some of the others as well
Bought cd for " take me home " which we hope to learn and play with our prison band. This song is perfect for our gospel messsage. I really liked some of the other band oriented up beat songs on the cd. Watch dog baby is my favorite. Has Geoffrey ever done " take me home " with a band? We are having trouble with the timing. - Grin. Thanks - Scott Miller - 408-261-2595 cell 408-761-2218

John Hallett

The Big Top
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the album. I only wish that he had more albums to purchase. He really has a lot of talent... excellent quality.

Della Perilloux

I like this CD very much...
This CD is a great compilation of original tunes - many of which get stuck in your head long after you've heard them. I purchased two additional CDs as gifts and the recipients share the same opinion. It's good... get one for yourself.


What a great CD!
I absolutely love this CD, especially The Big Top and Double Wide, but every song is just as good as the last. I was just in Key West a couple of weeks ago and saw Geoffrey Rutledge perform, and bought this CD from him at The Hog's Breath (I think!), and came home and ordered 3 more for friends and family. I wish he had a dozen!


Geoffrey is going to be a future superstar
This CD is awesome. I can't believe Rutledge isn't in the top 10 list. I recommend purchasing this alblum.