* Writer * Showman *
"We come with the dust and go with the wind..."
[Woody Guthrie, from Pastures of Plenty]
"from dirt roads and street corners... to CMT Nashville" Autobiography "Iridescent Poppies and Lollipop Mommies"
George's appearances include CMT - TNN, attracting 240 million viewers, Cinco de Mayo, CMA Fest, BB King's, and feature in the Nashville Tennessean. He toured a decade from Nashville, playing over 1,000 shows. George's albums FREEDOM TRAIN, Playboy Swing, and Champagne Saturday are on Dish Cable TV and iTunes and all outlets,
The writer of "Alien Love" - a download hit in Japan - and "The Ballad of O.J.Simpson".
FREEDOM TRAIN *
"Playboy Swing 2" * J.I.P. Records *
McClure is Academy of Western Artists - Vocalist of the Year nominee and NAMM Golden Music Awards "Best New Male Vocalist" nominee.
Aculturated in the rich desert heritage of Arizona and northern Mexico (Sonora and Chihuahua), the native sounds of Mariachi, norteno, and Marty Robbins echo in George McClure's music, as well as his childhood classical and world music. George learned Western & swing in Arizona and New Mexico bars and clubs while playing banjo and bass for a living.
"We couldn't get off the stage without playing a few Bob Wills and Texas swing numbers", George says. "And we had a guy in our band who grooved on all the swing. The complex chords and structures thrilled me."
A little later in Carolina an old black bluesman (who had toured with Lightnin' Hopkins) took an interest in George and showed him some of what he knew. Together, this became the core of George's music.
McClure is also a poet and author in his spare time! Visit George on george mcclure.net (his official sanctioned dossier.)
George went pro here (left, Tucson AZ), writing "Mass Grass",
as well as classical polyphonic works, and he transcribed Vivaldi's
Violin Concerto in Am for acoustic ensemble. He lived here 1978-1979.
"Wow" - KUSP Radio
"I love the album" - Mike Vara, LNM Radio
NEW ALBUM "Freedom Train" a Bluegrass Collection by George McClure
"World class" - Clif Carrison, #1 Artist
"Really fine music" - Harry Moore, KSMU
Get yours on iTunes , Spotify, Amazon, JIP Records and all outlets