Geoffrey Himes

Geoffrey Himes is an American music critic who has written weekly for the Washington Post since 1977.[1] He has also written for No Depression as a contributing editor since 1998[2] and has written for Paste since 2004.[3] He has written lyrics for songs that have been recorded by multiple artists, including Billy Kemp & the Paradise Rockers and Mojo Filter.[4] He has won the Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers four times (in 2002, 2005, 2014, and 2016).[5][6][7]



  1. ^ Barker, David (2007-10-15). 33 1/3 Greatest Hits. A&C Black. p. 109. ISBN 9780826428769.
  2. ^ "Articles, interviews and reviews from Geoffrey Himes". Rock's Backpages. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  3. ^ Himes, Geoffrey. "Why We Still Need Music Criticism". Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  4. ^ "Geoffrey Himes". Oxford American. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  5. ^ "Music Journalist Geoffrey Himes Gives His Definition of Americana". No Depression. 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  6. ^ "46th Annual Deems Taylor, Virgil Thomson Award Winners Honored". (Press release). Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  7. ^ "48th Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award Winners Announced". (Press release). Retrieved 2017-08-05.