Louise was born in Brooklyn and, with her father and her mom, Carole King, 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 album, Two Different Movies is her tenth album, released in 2020. Her previous record was All These Hellos- released in 2018. Louise both wrote songs for and produced an album for Carole King (on Concord) that was Grammy Nominated in 2011.
The songs “New Year’s Day (ft. Billy Valentine),” “Let Me In Again,” “My Love Supreme”, “Is It Too Late To Hold On Tight” and more are our as individual digital releases.
Louise has worked with some amazing guest musicians, including Rufus Wainwright, Chris Difford (Squeeze), keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), arranger Van Dyke Parks, pedal and lap steel guitarist Greg Leisz, 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 Carole King, Paul Thorn, Shawn Colvin, Terry Reid, Nicole Atkins and more. Goffin’s voice is recognizable in the duet 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.
Louise Goffin hosts a compelling podcast called Song Chronicles where she interviews legendary songwriters, musicians and producers from the relaxed perspective of an insider having a conversation with peers.
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