"Something's Gotta Give" 7/12/19

Dirt Track Racer's new album, "Something's Gotta Give," is set for release July 12, 2019 and will be available to DJ's and Radio Programmers through AirPlay Direct and by physical CD as of that date.  The twelve song set builds on 2014's "Kick Off Your Muddy Boots," with eight original tunes and four covers of folk and blues classics, including Blind Blake's "Police Dog Blues" and "He's In The Jailhouse Now," Huddie Ledbetter's "Alabama Bound," and the traditional "The Water Is Wide."  As on their first album, DTR shifts seamlessly between roots rock, folk, blues, jazz and latin stylings.  On "Something's Gotta Give," we'll hear the band moving slightly more electric, while Geoff Hansplant splits the lead vocal duties with Julie Myers.  The featured singles are the title track, "Something's Gotta Give," and "I Won't Be Here When You Get Home," but there are gems throughout, including a foot-stompin' stride guitar take on "He's In The Jailhouse Now," the latin-infused "One To Tango," and Geoff and Julie's duet on "Ghost In Midnight Blue."  It is an album, sure to please.

"Kick Off Your Muddy Boots" named Americana Album of the Month: 3/15/15

Geoff Hansplant & Dirt Track Racer's album, "Kick Off Your Muddy Boots," has been named Americana Album of the Month for March, 2015, by The Akademia Music Awards.  Here is what The Akademia had to say about the band's effort:

     "Geoff Hansplant & Dirt Track Racer wield a potent          combination of poetic lyrics, distinct vocals and flawless acoustic instrumentation in this wonderful and diverse collection of Americana treasures."

The band wishes to express its sincere appreciation to The Akademia for this honor and recognition of their work.  Here is a link to the award page:


"Kick Off Your Muddy Boots"  1/13/14

The new Americana album from Geoff Hansplant & Dirt Track Racer has just been released and is now available to DJ's and Radio Programmers everywhere through AirPlay Direct or as a physical CD from Twilight Tango.  The 13 song set of original tunes puts the wide range of talents of Dirt Track Racer on display as they move with ease through roots rock, folk, blues and latin grooves.  The featured singles are "Bucket Full of Rain" and "Already Gone," but there is so much to hear on this album and so many moods to the music, that every listener will find his or her own favorites.  Over three hundred CDs have already been sent to Americana stations across the US; if you have not yet received yours, please let us know and we'll get another copy out to you.  In the meantime, DJ's and Radio Programmers can stream and download the album in high bitrate mp3 from the band's AirPlay Direct Page here:  Kick Off Your Muddy Boots

Kick Off Your Muddy Boots is also available for purchase at CDBaby and many other on-line retailers:  CDBaby

"Home For Christmas" 10/23/13

The first single from the upcoming Geoff Hansplant & Dirt Track Racer album, Kick Off Your Muddy Boots, is set for release this November 25th.  "Home For Christmas" also represents a partnering of Twilight Tango Records with the National Military Family Association, an A+ rated charity ten years running, helping the members of our armed forces and their families in times of need.  Dirt Track Racer will be donating 100% of their earnings from the digital download of "Home For Christmas" to the National Military Family Association, from the song's release until January 1st, 2014.

Radio Programmers, DJ's and the media can upload the song from their AirPlay Direct accounts here: Home For Christmas

"Swimming To The Sun / Live at the Mermaid Inn" 3/3/12

Twilight Tango records is proud to announce the release of Geoff Hansplant's second album, "Swimming To The Sun," recorded live at the Mermaid Inn in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.  The album is just Geoff, a guitar and an enthusiastic crowd and features a thirteen song set including cuts from "Pilgrim's Progress," the soon to be recorded "Kick Off Your Muddy Boots" and classics from  Willie McTell and Blind Blake.

Six previously unrecorded originals are balanced against three cuts from "Pilgrim's Progress," and the classic Piedmont Blues numbers, "Statesboro Blues," "Police Dog Blues" and "He's In The Jailhouse Now."  Rounding out the set is a cover of Moby Grape's wonderful "8:05."  We hope you'll enjoy it.

"Kick Off Your Muddy Boots" Set to Record          1/12/12

Rehearsals are underway and the players are in place to record Geoff Hansplant's second album for Twilight Tango.  Titled "Kick Off Your Muddy Boots," the album will feature twelve new songs and a rootsy organic feel with the addition of Hammond B3, piano and upright bass to Geoff's fingerstyle guitar.  Back on drums, Paul Deck will be joined by Julie Myers on piano, organ and violin and Nick Terramani on bass.  Look for a release later this year.

"Pilgrim's Progress" Redux                                 7/14/11

Geoff's 2009 album, "Pilgrim's Progress"has been completely remixed and remastered and all of the vocal tracks have been re-cut.  The result is a much more powerful and energetic presentation of the songs, which we're sure you'll enjoy.  Click on the "Media" button to hear a streaming version of the entire album.

"Pilgrim's Progress" Named Album of the Month  12/28/10

Twilight Tango is pleased to report that Geoff Hansplant's album, "Pilgrim's Progress" has been named album of the month for January 2011 on Llew Garner's Blues Show at Radio Warrington/Uk.  This is a great honor as the show reaches a large audience in Northern England (in and around Liverpool) and worldwide via its Internet simulcast.  Check out Llew's show on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00p.m. Eastern Standard time in the U.S.  Follow the link above and have a listen!

Our First Release!!                                            10/19/09

Twilight Tango is proud and pleased to present folk and blues troubadour Geoff Hansplant's new album, "Pilgrim's Progress."  Thirteen original songs highlight this album of groove happy Piedmont Blues, Roots Rock and acoustic R&B.  Geoff's driving fingerstyle guitar hones an edge on this song cycle which explores many aspects of the journey of life.

The personal quest ("Odyssey"), its derailment ("Pilgrim's Progress") and eventual fulfillment ("Swimming to the Sun") are just part of a journey which also explores issues of faith ("Signs and Wonders"), self-realization ("Staring at the Stars"), regret ("Good Old Days") and mortality ("End of the Line").

Ask for it at your brick and mortar store or order it today at CD Baby, Itunes, CD Universe and DigStation.  To hear some of the songs, check out Geoff's myspace page.

Selections from "Pilgrim's Progress" can also be heard in regular rotation on IMRadio under the genre of folk.  Geoff's Profile Page can be viewed there as well.  Register as a user and join as one of Geoff's fans.  We appreciate your support.