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EP "So Long Now"
Available on iTunes and Amazon
Track 1 - "Heart Life Haunted"
Track 2 - "Coyote Boy"
Track 3 - "Paper"
Track 4 - "Ocean"



Real George is singer/songwriter Ali Young's recording and performing project. All songs on "So Long Now" are written and composed by her, and she owns the masters.

Ali was raised in Evanston, Illinois, where she enjoyed a childhood rich in music and the arts, taking lessons at the Old Town School of Folk Music and performing youth Chorales and Symphonies. Later, she earned a Bachelors degree in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois. Then, one day, a guitar came into her life and she began to strum. Her love of music and writing collided over some awkwardly fingered chords on a horribly out-of-tune guitar, and a singer / songwriter was born.

In 2005 she entered a song called "Coffee with Emily" into the Lyrics category of the International Songwriting Competition. Her song was awarded an Honorable Mention.

In 2008, she finally hit the studio and hooked up with Emmy Nominated composer and musician, Paul Brill, for a studio project. Paul put together a fantastic roster of musicians including Aaron Sterling, Jonathan Ahrens and Michael Zapruder (2010 IMA winner for Best Folk Album) and Stuart Cole (Magnetic Fields).

Now, almost a year later, this recording project is independently released as the EP "So Long Now" and under the moniker Real George. It is available on iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.

"Real George" was a colloquialism used in the 60's in her family's old Brooklyn neighborhood. It was said to mean "groovy" or "sounds good" - and may be derived from a quote from Paul McCartney when he was describing the way a track sounded in one of the "Abby Road" sessions: "...that sounds real George..."

Ali is now, as always, working on new songs. You can see her perform in Los Angeles - she is finally dealing with her stage fright. Along with Producer, Mike Datz, she is currently working on a new EP to be released in the winter of 2009.