21st century country blues
Greyhound George (vocals, guitar) was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1961 .He is playing the blues now for more than 30 years but only lately he has made himself a name as a solo artist by his virtuosic and grooving slide and fingerpicking on the resonator guitar and a lot of blues feeling in his voice. Nominated for the German Blues Award 2013, he bridges the gap from the old Delta Blues to ragtime and country and own interpretations of blues and ballads as well as bluesy rock and soul songs. Greyhound George´s Blues tells stories from everyday life. He lets the people participate in grand emotions and little incidents, but George´s blues is not always low down and sad. He has fun in doing what he does and he lets the people know! George does not restrict himself to copying the old long gone masters of the Country Blues, but he shows with his interpretations and his own songs that this music is still alive and well and can capture an audience. The German „bluesnews“ magazine wrote: „Greyhound George proves that Country Blues has a future if it´s only presented right“ In 2013, 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017 Greyhound George was nominated for the „German Blues Award“. In 2015 he and harmonica player Andy Grünert participated in the German Blues Challenge.
In 2017 they were the German duo at the "International Blues Challenge" in Memphis.