Walk Down Familiar Paths
Guitarist Paul Geller has been active on the Bay Area music scene for over the last 20 years.He started out playing in bars and clubs in his high school years in 1985 and has remained involved in various musical projects ever since that time. Paul has opened for many artists such as Carlos Santana and Toto's Bobby Kimball. Playing gigs all around California with cover bands and original projects has kept him busy working with many talented musicians. He currently teaches 35 guitar students weekly along with group guitar classes in after school music programs. In addition Paul writes and produces music for film, multimedia and tv. Scoring guitar parts on corporate videos, independent films and commercials.Some of his clients include Autodesk Software, Fox Sports Network, The Northface and The City of San Francisco. He keeps busy writing songs and playing on a variety of cds and demos for many artists ranging from pop singer- songwriters to San Francisco punk rockers The Nuns. He enjoys producing cds for local talent whether it's a song or two or a complete CD. He also is a pilot editor for the FJH Publishing Company assisting in reviewing and editiing beginning guitar lesson books. Paul performs many gigs from solo guitar - playing cafes, parties and weddings to full band playing rock, r n b, blues, funk, dance and standards for corporate events, concerts and festivals. Some of his clients include Starbucks Coffee,American Cancer Society, Mill Valley Film Festival and Guide Dogs for the Blind. He has performed live or in the studio with Eric Martin (Mr Big) Jeff Watson ( Night Ranger) Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey) and Jimmy Sage ( Scotty Moore,Lee Rocker) 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...