• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Louise Lynn Goffin is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and Producer of the Grammy Nominated Album “A Holiday Carole”. Signed by record executive Lenny Waronker to Dreamworks in 1999, Louise released her critically acclaimed CD Sometimes a Circle on Dreamworks in 2002. She also independently released the album Bad Little Animals in June 2008 on her label Majority Of One Records, launched May 2008.

Goffin’s parents are songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. At the age of 14 she and her sister Sherry provided vocals for the song “Nightingale” on her mother Carole King’s album, Wrap Around Joy, released in 1974. She also sang backing vocals on Carole King’s 1975 release, “Really Rosie”. Goffin’s debut public performance was opening for Jackson Browne at the Troubadour when she was 17 years old. Her debut album Kid Blue, produced by Danny Kortchmar, was released on Elektra/Asylum in 1979.

Goffin was the youngest artist on the soundtrack to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Louise lived in England between 1984-1994 and made two records while signed to WEA. This Is the Place, released in 1988, includes the VH1 classic video hit “Bridge of Sighs”. The following UK album was recorded 1990-1 at Astoria Studios, a houseboat, built in 1911 for and once owned by impresario Fred Karno, now a recording studio owned by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. The rare UK Eastwest Records recordings include a version of the U2 song “Sweetest Thing”, with additional lyrics by Bono.

Louise Goffin has played with other known musicians as a side-woman. She appears playing banjo with Bryan Ferry in his video “I Put a Spell on You”. She went on to play guitar on tour with Tears for Fears in 1997.

Goffin is a founder of Rocket Carousel Studio in Los Angeles, where international recording artists Mika, Natasha Bedingfield, Paris Hilton, Katy Perry, OneRepublic, the All-American Rejects, Adam Lambert and Jamie Cullum have recorded. The 2009 video of her original song, “Pink Champagne” is filmed at Rocket Carousel and the Santa Monica Pier.

Goffin sings on the theme song for the TV show Gilmore Girls, dueting with her mother on King’s song “Where You Lead”.

Louise produced Carole King’s first holiday record “A Holiday Carole” (Carole’s first studio-recorded collection of songs in over a decade) Louise co-wrote all three original songs “New Year’s Day”, “Christmas Paradise”, “Christmas In The Air”. There is a jazz arrangement of a classic Chanukah prayer, co-arranged with musician and horn player Lee Curreri.

Selected Discography

Kid Blue/Louise Goffin

Wounded Bird Records 2005

Tracks: Kid Blue, All I’ve Got To Do, Hurt By Love, Red Lite Fever, Remember (Walking In The Sand), Jimmy And The Tough Kids, Angels Ain’t For Keeping, Long Distance, Trapeze, Singing Out Alone, I’ve Had It, Dog Town, Runaway Boy, If You Ever Did Believe, Dizzy You’re A Dreamer, Geisha Girl, Baby Come ‘Round To Me, Johnny Can’t Make Her, Rockin’ On The Strand & Might As Well Pass B.

Musicians on the Kid Blue/Louise Goffin album: Lousie Goffin, Danny Kortchmar, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Waddy Wachtel, Dean Cortez, Kenny Edwards, John Pierce, Mike Porcaro, Lee Sklar, Andrew Gold, Don Gronilck, Bob Mayo, David Paich, Peter Robinson, Michael Baird, David Kemper, Russ Kunkel, Peter Asher, David Campbell, Jorge Calderon, Curtis Coleman, Kenny Edwards, Don Henley, Carole King, Dan Dugmore, Dennis Herring, Bill Olvis, Tim Drummond, Bob Glaub, Eric Wallengren, Michael Boddicker, William “D” Smith, Mark Towner Williams, Sharon Celani, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, Stevie Nicks & John David Souther.

Louise Goffin

Asylum Records 1981

Tracks: I’ve Had It, Dog Town, Runaway Boy, If You Ever Did Believe, Dizzy You’re A Dreamer, Geisha Girl, Baby Come ‘Round To Me, Johnny Can’t Make Her, Rockin’ On The Strand & Might As Well Pass By.

Musicians on the Louise Goffin album: Louise Goffin, Dan Dugmore, Dennis Herring, Danny Kortchmar, Michael Landau, Bill Olvis, Waddy Wachtel, Tim Drummond, Kenny Edwards, Bob Glaub, Lee Sklar, Eric Wallengren, Michael Boddicker, William “D” Smith, Mark Towner Williams, Sharon Celani, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller & Stevie Nicks.

Kid Blue

Asylum Records 1979

Tracks: Kid Blue, All I’ve Got To Do, Hurt By Love, Red Lite Fever, Remember (Walking In The Sand), Jimmy And The Tough Kids, Angels Ain’t For Keeping, Long Distance, Trapeze & Singing Out Alone.

Musicians on the Kid Blue album: Lousie Goffin, Danny Kortchmar, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Waddy Wachtel, Dean Cortez, Kenny Edwards, John Pierce, Mike Porcaro, Lee Sklar, Andrew Gold, Don Gronilck, Bob Mayo, David Paich, Peter Robinson, Michael Baird, David Kemper, Russ Kunkel, Peter Asher, David Campbell, Jorge Calderon, Curtis Coleman, Kenny Edwards, Don Henley, Carole King & John David Souther.

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