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"Peer Praises: Townes Van Zandt named George Ensle as one of his most influential and admired contemporary performers"-Frets Magazine " …a real surprise…it's good to know this songwriting tradition is continuing full-force through Ensle"-Texas Monthly Magazine/Austin, TX" Timeless…perfection at every turn…somewhere between the poignancy of Townes Van Zandt and the cavalier comfort of Willie Nelson."-My Texas Music.com "George Ensle... a song painter...mood-set pieces and deft strokes of masterful picking... easy... beautiful...bluesy...crafts a touching portrait." Build A Bridge C.D. Review/The Austin Chronicle "George is a genuine Texas troubadour, playing and singing in the tradition of Townes, Jerry Jeff and Guy…George's songs are storysongs … The lyrics tell us about real people and life in general... George alternates perfectly between ballads and up-tempo tunes. A great CD." -Fred Schmalle-MAZZ MUSIKAS/Antwerp, Belgium "...to me you are among the greatest Texan


““Small Town Sundown” (A Movie In Song) (George Ensle) A review by: Tom Tranchilla- Host of Songwriter’s Studio-KPFT F.M. Houston, Tx Veteran, master songwriter, George Ensle, releases all the horses on his new concept album, “Small Town Sundown.” The struggles of the small-town family owned businesses, small-town high school crushes that may someday be revisited, redneck neighbors or hard workin’ ranchers, Ensle is telling it. Appropriately, what George likes to call “A Movie In Song,” subtitles the albums namesake, “Small Town Sundown.” George does some stellar finger-picking and brings these great stories to life with an assortment of tempos and melodies that truly “perk the pallet.” Slow wrenching ballads like “Ballad of Cynthia Brown” to good ole’ Texas swing/light fantastic tracks like, “It’s A Texas Thang” keep the listener’s attention for the entire length of the project . . . I give this record . . . 2-Big-Thumbs-Up! ”

Tom Tranchilla - Houston Press