George Wallace

George Wallace

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Rock - Progressive Rock | Juneau, Alaska, United States
Total Song Plays: 674   
Member Since: 2006
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George Wallace...the Traveller

Experimenting, evolving, celebrating; these words aptly describe George Wallace’s unique directions in composing and producing. Fed by fierce, spontaneous inspiration and tempered with a keen feel for rhythmic and dramatic flow, George’s visionary music manifests itself through the emotionally rich songs and textured soundscapes he paints with seasoned, intuitive skill. Through evocative songs and instrumentals, George adeptly contrasts light/dark, joy/brooding, stillness/power over an immense variety of musical genres.
A natural-born musician, George was born in Philadelphia, PA, and majored in composition and arranging at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Following that was a six-year stint with “Fate”, a busy, successful club act from Worcester, Massachusetts. The group recorded a string of singles written and/or produced by George.
He left the band to pursue a solo recording career. Moving to New York City, he signed a multi-album deal with CBS/Epic Records and a publishing agreement with Screen Gems. He recorded two albums under that label: Heroes like You and Me in 1980 and What It Is in 1982. Virtually all parts were sung or played by George himself. Both albums enjoyed enviable critical acclaim by numerous industry publications such as the Gavin Report, High Fidelity, Record World, Trouser Press, and Billboard.
In 1983 George moved to Bucks County, PA. Now free to explore the finer subtleties of his maturing songwriter’s persona, he wrote and produced recordings over an increasingly wide range of dynamic and lyric styles. He occasionally produced other acts and several planetarium show soundtracks as well. For a little while longer he continued writing material for Screen Gems; several songs from this period received airplay through cover versions from such artists as Ted Nugent, Pat Travers, and Joan Jett, as well as some European artists.
As his compositions became more introspective and spiritual, George turned away from the 3-5 minute format and from songwriting in general. In 1985 he formed his own new studio and production company, AirBorn Music, and produced three landmark instrumental works: Sacred Earth (1985), Communion (1988), and Frontiers (1993). He was soon a featured artist on Philadelphia-produced shows Diaspar and Star’s End, and nationally recognized on widely syndicated shows like Echoes, Hearts of Space, and Musical Starstreams.
In more recent years George has been revisiting the songwriter’s craft. In 1997 he left for a year and a half in Japan, performing with a small jazz/pop ensemble. During this time he produced a potpourri of instrumentals, If I Had A Ship…, and a vocal collection entitled Set Free. In the spring of 2000, George reconnected with his first love from many years before. Ultimately he moved out to Alaska, to be with her. From his new studio amidst the mountains he has just released a CD of remarkable new songs, Passion Play: songs of spirit, love, and outrage. It’s a rich, expansive ride through rock anthems, deeply introspective pieces, and loony-tune satire, all delivered with a fiery honesty and George’s trademark dazzling production.