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"DIRTY" GEORGE McCLURE     Singer * Showman

"He who listens with ears and heart, knows true beauty."

"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"

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 started playing professionally in Arizona and New Mexico bars and clubs, playing banjo and bass.

"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 guitar. This amalgam became the core of George's music.

George lived in Nashville 25 years, touring with McClure's America and the Matadors and where he built McClure & Trowbridge Publishing, a successful music company.

McClure is also a poet and author! Visit George on george (official sanctioned dossier.)

George went pro here (Tucson AZ), where he wrote "Mass Grass",
as well as polyphonic classical works. He transcribed Vivaldi's
Violin Concerto in Am for acoustic ensemble, living here 1978 and 1979.
'George McClure