A Sound Recommendation: Louise Goffin

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Louise was born in Brooklyn and, with her songwriting parents, migrated west to be raised in LA’s Laurel Canyon during an exciting time in music history. As a child, she was immersed in the halcyon days of the emergence of singer-songwriters’ explosion into pop culture.

Goffin is a writer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and artist. She released her debut album “Kid Blue” on a major label (Elektra-Asylum) when she was 19, and has gone on to release eight albums on both majors and her own independent Majority of One.

Her latest single, “All These Hellos (ft. Billy Harvey),” was released in April 2018. Her previous record was The Essential Louise Goffin Vol 1 – released in 2016. Louise both wrote songs for and produced an album for Carole King (on Concord) that was Grammy Nominated in 2011.

Louise has worked with some amazing guest musicians, including Rufus Wainwright, Chris Difford (Squeeze), keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), guitarist Ben Peeler (Shelby Lynne), and award-winning musician Billy Harvey, who have contributed to her latest sessions. She toured with Tears for Fears, played with Donovan, Bryan Ferry (of Roxy Music), has Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and JD Souther singing on her first album, & has had her songs championed by David Gilmore, Linda Ronstadst, and Michael MacDonald.

Some other fun facts: she was the youngest artist to appear on the soundtrack the Cameron Crowe high school classic Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Her songs have been recorded by the likes of Paul Thorn, Shawn Colvin, Terry Reid, and her mother, Carole King. Goffin also dueted with her mom on the theme song for the hit TV show Gilmore Girls.

Her recordings have appeared on film and television shows, most recently Gilmore Girls, Bad Santa2, Carrie Pilby, and Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce.

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Author: ASoulfulSound

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