Geoff Kraus: electric, acoustic and slide guitars, harmonica and vocals,
Playing original bluesy-rock, Geoff's lyrical guitar style has prompted
comparisons to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His songwriting and
vocals, while distinctly his own, are reminiscent of Tom Petty, Neil Young,
and the Allman Brothers. Geoff's great guitar and vocals, as well as his
easy going manner, enraptures audiences. Currently Geoff is playing solo,
in theduo" Acoustic Mayhem and Blues", and with "The 88th
St. Blues&Jazz Orchestra"
Geoff has been performing professionally since the early 1980's. He has
played solo and in bands touring the U.S. and Canada, Among the Seattle
bands he's most recently been involved with are the rockabilly group Pushrod
and the Pistons, pop-rock combo The Holidays, and blues group Cool Ray
and the Shades (Duffy Bishop's original band). He's leader of the Geoff
Kraus Band, which recently a CD titled "Save the World."
Geoff has played with: Albert Collin's - John Stefan, rockabilly legend
Sleepy La Beef, Edie Brickell's New Bohemians' - John Bush & Kenny Witlow,
Duffy Bishop's - Keith Lowe & Henry Cooper, and the Hank Williams Revue.
Geoff is not only a well respected performer but an outstanding guitar
teacher and sound engineer (known for his ability to mix in any environment).
As an accomplished guitarist, Geoff was sought out by aspiring "rock stars"
teaching over 2000 guitar lessons during the early 1990's. You may also
recognize Geoff from the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, WA. From the Tractor's
opening in 1993 through the fall of 1998 he was the house sound engineer
mixing hundreds of acts including John Hammond, Train, Cake, Vassar Clements,
String Cheese Incident, Laura Love, Buckwhear Zydeco, Martin Hayes, Bill
Frissel, Bad Livers, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
Geoff has played inumerable venues in Seattle including the Tractor Tavern,
the Crocodile, the Phoenix, the Bohemian, the Central, Larry's, and summer
festivals throughout the Northwest including Bite of Seattle, Seattle
Peace Concerts, Taste of Tacoma, and Seattle Hempfest 2002.