Great Original Folk Music!
George Wirth is a New Jersey singer-songwriter with a gift for telling stories that are shaped by imagery and narrative. His unaffected, lived-in vocal style and subtle guitar arrangements suit his songs perfectly, with images and melodies that resonate long after the music fades.
According to George, his songwriting inspiration begins and ends with Bob Dylan. George's lyrics capture moments from the lives of friends and strangers alike, and make them real in their honesty. We know these people, even though we've never met, and while the songs are personal to George, they become personal to the listener as well.
In his live performances, George's songs are often interspersed with humorous stories, observations and rambles that take on a life of their own, narrowing the gap between this performer and his audience.
George has been introduced to audiences and shared performances with friends Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, Abbie Gardner and Red Molly. Other performances have had George co-billed with Chris Knight, Anais Mitchell, Greg Trooper, Luke Brindley and Richard Julian.
George was invited to perform at The Clearwater Festival, in Asbury Park, two years in a row and has received nominations in two Asbury Music Awards categories - Best Acoustic Act and Best Local Release for his CD, "The Lights of Brigantine" in 2006 and Top Male Acoustic Act in 2007 and 2008.
His song, "Eisenhower Summer, 1952", was selected for the Spring 2007 issue of Sing Out! Magazine and was included on the Sing Out! compilation CD. George's "Old Dancing Fool" has just been recorded by the Americana trio Red Molly on their newest release,"Love and Other Tragedies".
In 2009, George was invited to participate in the New Jersey Folk Festival's Songwriter's Showcase to take place on April 25, 2009.
"The Lights of Brigantine", 13 track CD.