George Duron

George Duron

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George Duron is one of the most widely utilized and versatile drummers in the Austin, Texas music scene. His performance credits range in style from college radio darlings, Dumptruck to singer/songwriters John Wesley Harding and the Grammy-nominated Abra Moore to bluegrass mandolinist Jimmy Ryan.

Biography

Aside from his duties with the bands listed below, George also plays on occasion with John Wesley Harding, Abra Moore, The Sand Rubies, Rich Hopkins & the Luminarios, Seth Tiven, Billy Harvey. The Summer Wardrobe has been slated to be the backing band for Roky Erickson (& Evil Hook Wildlife E.T.) at a special outdoor show in June @ Battery Park in NYC, as well as regional US tours and the UK later this year in support of their Rainbow Quartz self-titled debut.).

Dumptruck...Formerly Boston, now Austin-based, Dumptruck was, for a brief moment, among the favorites of U.S. college radio in the mid '80s. A combined jangly power pop sound of the Southern alternative scene with intelligent lyrics and a
melancholy twist. The band has released 6 studio records as well as the critically-acclaimed 'Haul of Fame: A Collection' on Rykodisc in March 2006. Recording for the 7th studio album is underway w/basic tracks done at The Bubble Studio in Austin in March '07, and a release date tentatively slated for early 2008. Orginal songwriters, Seth Tiven and Kirk Swan collaborating after 20 years apart.

The Summer Wardrobe...With the release of their debut album, Sometimes Late At Night, the band has embarked on a path of psychedelic soul and ambient southern rock. The band's founding members, Jon Sanchez and John Leon, both seeking their own outlet, brought in George Duron (of John Wesley Harding and Dumptruck) and bassist Brad Houser (of The New Bohemians and Critters Buggin'). The band gained national recognition by backing Abra Moore at last year's Austin City Limits Music Festival and was signed to NYC-based Rainbow Quartz International after their showcase at the 2006 SXSW Festival. Their self-titled debut was released in September 2006 and has garnered critical acclaim at home & abroad.

Andrew Duplantis & The Unfaithfuls...Fronting his own band, perennial sideman Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt, Meat Puppets, Bob Mould, Richard Buckner) works mostly in alt.country watercolor. The most unique and distinguishable characteristic of this band is its rhythmic imprint and its orchestrated 3 guitar attack which gives the band an alternately powerful and at times delicate sound. The band just released it's full-length debut record, 'Colorblind' on the Oscar Jackson International inprint and is recording another full-length record in the spring of 2007 to be released later this year.

Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves...Sally Crewe's 2003 debut, Drive It Like You Stole It, was a charming underdog of an album, but the prominent role of stateside pals Britt Daniel and Jim Eno left some wondering how heavily its pop smarts were Spoon-fed. (CMJ) She is currently back in Jim Eno's studio w/her power trio, George Duron on drums and Matt Baab on bass, and a batch of new songs. Release date tentatively slated for later this year on Matador offshoot, 12XU.

Rich Hopkins & Luminarios...Known for his work in the '80s with the Sidewinders and in the '90s with the Sand Rubies, guitarist and songwriter Rich Hopkins formed his own band Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios in the early '90s. Based out of Tucson, AZ, the band has released a dozen records on German-based Blue Rose Records as well as a half dozen records on his own label, San Jacinto Records. The 10th and most recent European tour was a success and the band also embarked on a short tour in Paraguay, South America in the Spring of 2006. Their latest studio album, 'The Horse He Rode In On' was released on Blue Rose Records in November 2006.

Discography

Potters Field 'Live at the Outhouse' Indie 1994
Killing America 'Killing America' Indie 1996
Killing America 'Six Holes in His Chest' Indie 1996
Dumptruck 'Terminal' Devil in the Woods 2000
Dumptruck 'Lemmings Travel to the Sea' " " 2001
Summer Wardrobe 'Sometimes Late at Night' 2005
MAD6 'The Aerie Sessions' India 2005
Dumptruck 'Haul of Fame:A Collection'Rykodisc 2006
Seth Tiven 'Solitude' Self-Released 2006
Andrew Duplantis & the Unfaithfuls 'Colorblind' 2006
The Summer Wardrobe (self) Rainbow Quartz 2006
Rich Hopkins 'Horse I Rode In On' Blue Rose 2006