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Lost Portage

Written and performed by Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski (guitars) with Jeremy Boss on bass. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.

Pyramids

Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski on guitars, percussion, violin. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.

Heed The Call

Geffery Stewart plays guitar, violin and throat sings. Composed recorded and produced in 2017 by Geffery Stewart.

Airing Up at Mt. Clare Junction

Written and performed by Geffery Stewart (guitars, violin, percussion) and Jan Rogalski (guitar) with Joe Bellotte on bass. Gong intro by Norman "Chip" Molter. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.

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About Geffery

Baltimore City

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My name is Geffery Stewart. I was born in 1985 in Baltimore, MD. I was raised in Pasadena, MD where I attended public school. I am a self taught musician specializing in string instruments, mainly guitar, banjo, violin/fiddle, and mandolin. I have been performing solo and with bands in the Baltimore area and nationwide since 2004. My music is meditative in nature and varies between singer/songwriter style folk music and old time Americana, to composed suites for steel string guitars, electric and... more

E.P. 2017

This self produced e.p. contains 4 compositions for finger-picked solo guitar and throat singing that were composed and recorded in 2017. The songs are orginal as well as inspired by sources of Americana and folk. They were written as way to deal with the grief of the death of my best friend that year. His brother gifted me his 12 string guitar after his passing and these compositions are what transpired. They are my attempt to summarize our friendship, contemplate death and finality as well as trying to make a light for myself to hold in order to see my path in the dark. I hope that others may find similar responses to this music.

  • Christian Mark The Magician

    Finger picked solo 12 string guitar played by Geffery Stewart. Composed, recorded and produced by Geffery Stewart in 2017.
  • Creepy Crawl Medley

    A medley of an original untitled guitar piece, a verison of "Baby Please Don't Go" by Georgia country bluesman Cecil Barfield and "Please Be Careful (Down In New Orleans) by Baltimore musician Entrance. Peformed, recorded and produced by Geffery Stewart in 2018.
  • Falling Into Hemlock Gorge

    12 string guitar, voice and harmonica improvised by Geffery Stewart. Composed, recorded and produced by Geffery Stewart in 2018.
  • Heed The Call

    Geffery Stewart plays guitar, violin and throat sings. Composed recorded and produced in 2017 by Geffery Stewart.

Before The Apocalypse

This album consists of original guitar duets composed by myself and my deceased best friend Jan Rogalski in 2017. The process of composition consisted of he and I improvising together and many of the songs came together spontaneously. We shared mutual inspiration from the guitar playing of the likes of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho, Dylan Carlson, Asa Osbourne as well as from middle eastern and east Indian music, old time American music, blues and much more.

  • Tabouleh

    Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski guitars, percussion, violin with Joe Bellotte on bass. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.
  • Chicken Shit Express

    Written and performed by Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski on guitars. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.
  • Lost Portage

    Written and performed by Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski (guitars) with Jeremy Boss on bass. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.
  • Pearls and Oysters

    Written and performed by Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski (guitars) Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.
  • Sleeping With Baal

    Written and performed by Geffery Stewart (guitar and percussion) and Jan Rogalski (guitar) with Joe Bellotte on bass. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.
  • Pyramids

    Geffery Stewart and Jan Rogalski on guitars, percussion, violin. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.
  • Airing Up at Mt. Clare Junction

    Written and performed by Geffery Stewart (guitars, violin, percussion) and Jan Rogalski (guitar) with Joe Bellotte on bass. Gong intro by Norman "Chip" Molter. Recorded and produced by Anthony Staiti 2017-18.

Mt. Clare Junction

Self produced album of solo material in the vein of singer songwriter as well as a few original instrumentals. The songs were written from years 2008-2015, and were a culmination of moments from my life up to that point. Themes include loss, anxiety, depression and confronting death as well as my personal spiritual journey through my 20's.

  • No Wrong Turn

    Composed on Monhegan Island ME in 2013 for solo guitar by Geffery Stewart. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Tropicana Waltz

    Written for voice, violin and guitar in Baltimore MD in 2008. Recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Without Knowing

    Written in Leicester NC for voice, guitar and mandolin in 2015. Recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Every Man is a Mirror

    Written in 2014 for voice and guitar in Baltimore MD. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Pass Over

    Written in Baltimore MD in 2014. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Link Thinks

    Instrumental composed for guitars and violin. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Rebuilding

    Written in 2015 in Baltimore MD. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Lay Down and Die

    Written in Baltimore MD in 2015. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Airing Up at Mt. Clare Junction

    Composed for a fallen friend for guitars and violin in 2015. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Fate of the Eight

    Written in 2010 in Rochester NY, voice, violin, xylophone and guitars. Performed, recorded and produced in 2015 by Geffery Stewart.

Sounds of Uncertainty

This album is a sampling of numerous experiments of sound and composition for electrified banjo and acoustic guitar. Most of these songs were improvised solo creations with the exception of a few that were written to be sung. I explore alternate tunings and picking styles for guitar and banjo with one electronic collage to end the album. Themes on this project are meditiative and reflective of depressive and also elated states of being that I was observing at that time in my life. All tracks are performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.

  • Dariush

    Solo improv for electrified 5 string banjo. Inspired by Persian classical musician Dariush Dolat-Shahi. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • View, Beast

    Originally written in 2003 for voice and banjo. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Down In My Shoes

    An instrumental rendition of a song by Wheatie Mattiasich. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Untitled Improv #1

    Improv for acoustic guitar, standard tuned capoed at the 4th fret.. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Buried Alive In Coal

    Solo finger picked guitar instrumental in Open G minor tuning. Inspired by a CSX coal derailment in 2011 in Ellicott City MD that killed 2 people. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • The Reptile Always Wins

    Composition for finger picked acoustic guitar and voice. Standard tuning, capoed at the 2nd fret. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Searching For Dr. Buzzard

    Solo fingerpicked guitar, tuned to open G minor and capoed to the 5th fret. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Banjo Improv

    Improv for 5 string banjo, clawhammer style. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • Wrestling With The Bible

    Composed in Newark NY in 2010. Solo guitar tuned to open D minor, inspired by the playing of Skip James. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.
  • The End

    Digital sound collage containing various analogue field recordings made over the years of freight trains, and different friends and relatives finalized by a poem and some slide guitar improv. Performed, recorded and produced in 2012 by Geffery Stewart.