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Jim George

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"JIM GEORGE 101" (15-song compilation)



Jim George's strong, soulful, sandpapery voice is the centerpiece of a potent mix of crunchy rock 'n 'roll, blues and classic soul/R&B not heard since the heyday of Humble Pie, Rod Stewart & the Faces, and Free.
In a time of one-trick ponies, Stevie Ray Vaughan clones and rock without any roll, the high octane singer-guitarist mixes and matches genres and delivers the goods with an impassioned gospel-like intensity all too rare these days.
Besides offering original material with dynamics, wit and world-class songwriting [his tunes have been used on the ABC-Family smash "The Secret Life of The American Teenager," the USA hit series "Burn Notice," the NBC-TV hit "My Name is Earl," the Fox series "Vanished" and the independent feature film "Neo Ned"], George also rejuvenates old classics with his ability to make a song his own. His musical commingling of the influences of British blues-rock bands (The Who, The Rolling Stones and the aforementioned bands) and such soul greats as Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Ray Charles results in a blend of rock ‘n’ soul which cuts across all demographic lines.
Backed by an ace rhythm section featuring Nick S. Squire on bass and Oz Christ on drums, the pint-sized performer is a dynamo, churning out guitar licks from the Keith Richards-Chuck Berry-Steve Cropper school and punctuating the music with rhythmic flourishes and body english like a three-quarter-scale Pete Townshend. (Videos can be seen at: www.myspace.com/jimgeorge2007). He has held his own whether headlining or heating up audiences for such names as Sonny Landreth, Ian McLagan, Savoy Brown, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eddie Money and Gary Hoey.
George, who was voted “Standout Performer June 2008” in Philadelphia’s World Café Live’s “Philly Rising” competition, also brings to his music a vast knowledge and understanding of music history, courtesy of his years working as a freelance journalist for not only his hometown newspaper but also such international publications as Guitar World, Guitar and Prevue. He has interviewed and had conversations with such legendary musical figures as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Tony Bennett, Peter Frampton and Marvin Gaye.
Putting the soul back into rock 'n' roll, Jim George is, in an era of retro posers, “The Real Stuff” (which, not coincidentally, is the title of his five-song CD which has yielded the aforementioned song placements).

(Check out most recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9atkD7QL74Y