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George Scherer / Bio

George Scherer is a singer-songwriter from Alabama, who over the last 25 years has toured the Southeast as an acoustic solo act, performing his unique country-blues songs to people in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina. During that time he's released four cds of mostly original music, which have been compared to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Bob Segar, Tom Waits and Steve Young. His latest effort, "Headlight Blues" is a road map through Americanna music, from the blues of the title cut, "Circuit Ridin' Blues" and "Night Owl", to the country feel"of "Delta Blues" and "This Ol' Truck", the rockabilly of The Stickin' Kind and the folksy "I Dreamed Last Night of Keroauc". One reviewer of the cd said "he would be at home playing folk festivals, honkytonks, or shot houses." "The Election Year Waltz",(2004) is a mix of social commentary and whimsical fun, in just the right mix, so that it doesn't come off heavy-handed. One reviewer said: "This record contains some truly delicious country blues that find their way straight to the soul . . . low-key and sad, as good blues should be, with that crescent glimmer of hope for better times ahead." The song "Two Bush Blues"--a fun-filled satire of the two Bush administrations--caused one fan to say. "I literally spit coffee out my nose when the song came on." One radio host called, it "politically smart and sophisticated, and musically wonderful", adding that it "says things that need to be said." Earlier releases include “Scherersongs”(1996) and “millennieum blues”(1999). He performs solo and with several talented side musicians when the situation requires. He currently performs with his group the Headlights in Alabama and in Colorado with a versitile band of changing members called the Alabama Owls.

General Info

Band Members
George Scherer-Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Kazoo, Vocals
Artist Name
George Scherer
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Active Since
Americana / Blues / Alt.Country

Contact Info

Mc Calla, AL

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