- By mrsmusic40
- December 24, 2014
- Comments Off on FRI. FEB. 17, 2017 – GEORGE ENSLE with THE BELLS OPENING
George Ensle (pronounced Enslee) is a veteran Texas Singer/Songwriter who began his career in Houston in the 60’s sharing stages with legends Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver. He pens his own brand of Texas Country Folk Story songs, powerfully crafted and presented withhis unique fingerpicking style on his 42 year old Martin D-35. He has won numerous songwriting awards, been awarded Government grants to teach songwriting, had his songs recorded by other Artists, and released albums and CDs in the US and Europe, including a New Movie–in-Song CD, “Small Town Sundown”, based on his original story, set in small town Texas. George has a unique fingerpicking style originating from his classical guitar training and honed over the years to flow seamlessly with his lyrics. He has been called a “song painter,” capturing “life scapes”, with story song portraits of “real people making it in the real world. “PLEASE VISIT : for more information. George has been a friend for many years and we have had the privilege to watch him hone his craft. His music is beautiful and each song gives us a look into the life of George.
Rex was the name he was given at birth. He changed the spelling. A comedic flair was and still is a big part of Bell’s own musical act, now performed with his wife Janet singing backup at most Old Quarter open mics, and on occasion as an opener for some big names that come through the club. “He doesn’t bring a set list on stage,” Janet said. “He brings a list of jokes.”
Wrecks and Janet have been singing together for 45 years, although married for only seven. It’s a match made in musical heaven as Wrecks backs up Janet on his bass when she performs.