You Can't Come Home
Original acoustic-based folk/pop songs by singer/songwriter Geoff Gardner reflecting his eclectic musical past. Gardner's acoustic guitar is supplemented by outstanding musicians including Basil Fung on electric guitar (Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic'); Pete Sumner on cittern and Steve Channing on lead acoustic guitar (both well-known English folk musicians); David Diggs on keyboards (a best-selling soft jazz artist); Daryl S on violin (Depeche Mode and Guns 'N Roses); and other top musicians. The CD was engineered and co-produced by Earle Mankey who has engineered or produced dozens of top artists including Elton John, Concrete Blonde, the Beach Boys, America and Possum Dixon . Earle also played guitar for many years including a stint with Sparks. Geoff Gardner grew up in the musically fertile city of Detroit where he absorbed rock, Motown and jazz influences. Starting out as a multi-instrumentalist, Gardner decided to focus on guitar after moving to Kentucky. After absorbing elements of country and bluegrass music, he moved to the New York City area where he benefited from the cosmopolitan music atmosphere there. Finally, Gardner rounded out his regional influences by moving to Southern California where he now resides. An avid traveler, Gardner maintains a keen interest in world music.