David Michael George | 1,000 Yard Stare

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1,000 Yard Stare

by David Michael George

With roots firmly planted in high energy Rock/Soul/Funk & Blues (“Find My Way Home”, “Step Aside”), to raw & expressive ballads with layered depth (“Villain”, “Just Ain’t The Same”), 1,000 YARD STARE keeps you in the moment and never lets you go. Funky, soulful, and bluesy, first note to last, it is an album full of heartfelt blues-rock, sharp as a needle, delivering George’s message of perseverance straight to the heart of his listeners.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Step Aside
4:42 album only
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2. Find My Way Home
4:06 album only
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3. Just Ain't the Same
3:42 album only
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4. River Don't Rise
3:59 album only
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5. Sink or Swim
3:43 album only
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6. Villain
4:22 album only
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With roots firmly planted in high energy Rock/Soul/Funk & Blues (“Find My Way Home”, “Step Aside”), to raw & expressive ballads with layered depth (“Villain”, “Just Ain’t The Same”), 1,000 YARD STARE keeps you in the moment and never lets you go. Funky, soulful, and bluesy, first note to last, it is an album full of heartfelt blues-rock, sharp as a needle, delivering George’s message of perseverance straight to the heart of his listeners.

Born from a fateful call from a friend urging George to head to Nashville to record new material, that conversation quickly evolved into a voyage of deep musical and personal discovery culminating in the tracks on 1,000 YARD STARE. David packed up the car and headed to Nashville, planning to stay a week, which quickly turned into a month, in his own words, recording the most “heartfelt, honest, and true” music he’s ever written.

Says George, “I jumped in my car, excited and scared of the unknown, and headed down the path that was opening up before me. The plan was to stay a week, I stayed a month. Along with close friends and new relationships, this album began to breathe new life into me; to dust off my true identity.”

Born in Garland, Texas, George was raised on a steady diet of Joe Cocker, James Brown, Prince, and Al Green, influences that brightly shine through his brand of Southern musical gumbo, like a booty-shaking badge of honor, an eclectic, awe-inspiring, mix of gospel infused blues, modern funk, and soulful Roots-Rock, culminating in a whirlwind of unhurried grooves.

Raised in a blue-collar home, with working-class parents, David spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s house, discovering melodies and rhythm by practicing on her juke-joint style piano. Outside of the house, David dealt with the struggles of childhood in a rough neighborhood, and a less than ideal family life, like so many others, working his aggression out through music.

After several family moves, David ended up in South Bend, Indiana, replacing his grandmother’s house with a basement where he could isolate himself with his guitar. With the help of his father, David continued to explore other styles of music, working them all into his creative pallet. Returning home to Texas, George spent several years exploring the musical landscape as the front-man in numerous projects including The Sundowners, Roaming Soldiers, and the Crowe Showe. Now George shows his true stripes as a solo artist with this highly ambitious release, an empowering album that truly conveys what it’s like to overcome obstacles when the odds are stacked against you.

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