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The Listening Room presents George Ensle

Fri, Jun 16

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OHUMC - Sanctuary

The Listening Room presents George Ensle

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Jun 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

OHUMC - Sanctuary, 7815 US-290, Austin, TX 78736, USA

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About the event

During the 60's Folk scene in Houston, George was sharing songs and stages with Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver. Now more than 50 years later he has become a stalwart representative of that era, still maintaining the essence of the Folk tradition, the story song. His songs are peopled by real characters you think you know, or wish you did, sometimes struggling, but always finding that ray of hope in the end.

George's concerts are filled with poignancy and a healthy dose of wit and wisdom, accompanying his warm baritone with his unique fingerpicking style on 6 string, 12 string, resonator guitar, and sometimes with piano.

He's been awarded Government grants to serve as Artist in Residence at Schools, released 14 CD's in the US and Europe, been inducted into the Houston Folk Music Archives at Rice University, and is a member of the Texas Arts Commission Touring Artists Roster.

George is the originator and director of Portrait Songs, a custom songwriting service designed to pay tribute and honor loved ones by giving them "Their Own Song." He conducts songwriting workshops and is an ambassador for Soldier Songs and Voices, a non-profit that provides free guitars and songwriting lessons for veterans as a form of post-conflict care.

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