Thursday, August 23, 2007

George Stanford

The name George Stanford may be familiar to fans of the band he formed in Philly called Townhall. After the band split up, Stanford went to LA, City of Dreamers and Rock Stars in search of the elusive deal. Well, he deservedly got one. He signed an initial deal with Epic Records however, the corporate record company world being as fucked up as it is, a shake-up took him to the revitalized Mercury Records. Good news is that George has an EP out on Smash Records (I think they're an indie-in-disguise-as-a-major) with a record coming either by the end of this year or early next.

Stanford's always been a soul-singer at heart who can sound a little like Paul Simon and the songs on his EP are outstanding. Here's one of them from his myspace page and one from his old days with Townhall.

Let's Stay Here - George Stanford

Night Patrol - Townhall