A Coats For Kids Benefit w/ David George & A Crooked Mile
with Special Guests Betse Ellis, Johnny Hamil, The Blackbird Revue, Marco Pascolino, Melissa Bollman, Shay Estes, & Bernadette
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David George spent the last year playing guitar for the legend John Fogerty with appearances on Letterman, Leno, the View and a sold out tour across Canada. This opportunity has given George a renewed vision where he will be releasing his own material – a song every three months for a year with a full length at year’s end.
Most fans and friends connected David George with his wall-shaking, ear-shattering bands Moaning Lisa or Culture Killers. The release of Love/Life (Rhythm Rocket Records) andGoing Underground-EP (self-released) marked a dramatic change to what George had buried deep inside – songs from the heart.
Love/Life a 12-song collection of songs that spoke honestly about deep love and longing, yet slyly waning to the true predicament of a musician’s life. Recorded in Burbank, California, over an 18-month period. However, LA was to prove difficult in maintaining a proper band and to compound the issue, David was dealt a life-changing blow. A family emergency in his hometown of Kansas City meant packing everything up, putting it in storage and moving to KC with nothing but his guitar and a bag of clothes.
Over the last two and a half years in Kansas City George solidified a band in the shape of two guitars, bass, drums and a cellist. If the Eagles fought Tom Petty over who was better…The Rolling Stones or the Beatles. Taking the name from a line in the English nursery rhyme “There Was A Crooked Man” the band has became known as David George & A Crooked Mile.
“I have done the solo acoustic guy thing, and was needing the camaraderie. A Crooked Mile fills that void and the music just gets better and better,” says David George. “I have a thing for straight forward organic music covered in amazing harmonies and guitar work. I have that now!” Going Underground-EP was the beginning of the new sound; lush harmonies and intricate guitar work. The songs vary from simple acoustic, vocals and cello to a bluesy-pseudo-rock full band blaster and more on the way.
David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers and Jacob Dylan as well as performed at The Crossroads Music Festival and, South By Southwest – MidCoast Takeover. And also recently performed solo acoustic in front of nearly 9,000 people at Kansas City’s legendary Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.