|Born||March 23, 1960|
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Louise Goffin (born March 23, 1960) is an American 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, Goffin released Sometimes a Circle in 2002. She went on to release three albums, an EP, and several singles independently through her own label Majority Of One Records, which was launched May 2008. She teaches songwriting to teen girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in partnership with the charitable organization WriteGirl.
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 and her 1977 release Simple Things. At Los Angeles' University High School's Interdisciplinary Program School (1975) she used the name Lakshme. Amongst her classmates included Keith Lucky Leher and the daughters of the Wonderland massacre victim Joy Miller, Marla and Michelle.
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. She lived in England between 1984-1994 and made two records while signed to WEA. This Is the Place, released in 1988, included the VH1 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.
In 2008, Goffin launched her own label Majority Of One Records to put out her first independent release, the eight-song Bad Little Animals. She has continued to release her recordings through Majority Of One, including Songs From The Mine, which features backing vocals from Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on "Watching The Sky Turn Blue";Appleonfire, a tribute EP to her late father;The Essential Louise Goffin, Vol. 1, combining highlights from her previous three records with new recordings; and many singles. Her new album All These Hellos, co-produced with Dave Way and featuring performances by Chris Difford from Squeeze, Rufus Wainwright, Van Dyke Parks and Billy Harvey, will be released in fall 2018.
Goffin sang on the theme song for the TV show Gilmore Girls, dueting with her mother on King's song "Where You Lead". Goffin didn't realize how popular the show was until many years later, but embraced its impact and appeared at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest.
Goffin produced Carole King's first holiday record A Holiday Carole. Goffin co-wrote all three original songs "New Year's Day", "Christmas Paradise", and "Christmas In The Air". There is a jazz arrangement of a classic Chanukah prayer, co-arranged with musician and horn player Lee Curreri. The album was nominated for a Grammy.
Goffin has played with other known musicians as a side-woman. She appeared 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.