In today’s Fretboard Journal podcast we speak to Geoff Farina of the band Karate.
In the mid-’90s, the Boston-based group achieved cult status with their indie-rock-meets-jazz sound. Geoff recounts the band’s early days when he worked part-time for Bill Finnegan putting together Klon Centaurs. He talks about life on the road, the dissolution of the group and how they finally managed to re-issue their out-of-print albums with the Numero Group.
Most importantly, Geoff is just a fanatical guitar geek: he’s currently a music teacher in Chicago, where he spends his free time buying and selling guitars (acoustic and electric) and building tube amps.
July 2022: Karate is currently reunited and back on the streets. Follow their tour dates here:
To order the Numero Group Karate Reissues, click here.
This episode is sponsored by peghead nation (use promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); isotope (use coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); Retro Fret Vintage Guitars; isotope (use discount code FRET10 to save 10% on your Izotope purchase); and Calton Falls.
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Photo above: Marie-Line Bonneau