George DeVore is making a mark with a worldly voice, honest songs, and a stage presence that caused Playboy to name him a “Pop-Powerhouse”. Before moving to Austin, George earned a bachelor of liberal studies degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and spent five years touring the Midwest club circuit as lead singer and guitarist for the band Fat Bertha. Soon after arriving in Austin in 1996 with only a guitar and two phone numbers, DeVore took the “Best Tape” award in the Austin Music Awards. Since then, he’s been recognized in its top five categories, including rock, pop and male vocalist. The power of his positive rock has garnered a growing following with much-anticipated local shows at the Saxon Pub, Stubb’s and Antone’s. But DeVore hasn’t limited himself to the United States. He’s toured Europe five times in the past two years, performing two separate 60-minute concerts for German National Television, being featured on Swiss TV , French TV and making appearances on Swiss, German, Dutch, British, Belgian and numerous American radio stations. DeVore has earned specific praise from reviewers here and abroad for his songs, which many are about taking bad things in life and putting a positive spin on it along with his high-energy performances that captivate audiences and pull listeners onto dance floors and hold them there. DeVore’s solid pop-rock songwriting, boosted by textural musicianship and that evocative voice makes CD releases: “Wonderland” and “Four Under Par” pure gold. ..
Saturday, January 26