Geoffrey Lamar Wilson is a musician and composer. Born and raised in Minnesota, he left home at 18 for New York to study music and live in mediocre overpriced housing. After finishing a jazz degree, he promptly gave up the saxophone and decided to learn basic guitar and become a singer songwriter. He found a perfectly neglected apartment in Brooklyn and from there led the band Jus Post Bellum, which some described as “indie folk” and “Historical Fiction”, touring much of the east coast, south, and midwest over the course of 5 years while recording several records.
In recent years, particularly since returning to Minneapolis last summer, his work has shifted from dusty Post Bellum narratives to contemporary issues spanning the American Civil Rights era to current incidents of racial violence and police brutality. He draws inspiration from the simple musicality, cutting wit and lyricism of Bob Dylan, the stark narratives and brutal honesty of James Baldwin, and a childhood steeped in Soul music and R&B.