ABOUT GEORGE MIGUEL'S NEW RELEASE "BABY":
As the sun set on the edges of Los Angeles on a hot August night, George Miguel and his road band headed into the Route 2 Recording Studio for a live, three-hour session session, just like the old days in Nashville. All live. All recorded in the same room. All done in one or two takes each. When they left, just before midnight, they had recorded the majority of the songs on this release. All but “Against the Wind” was recorded that night in August.
Americana music artist, George Miguel, will release his sophomore album EP, “Baby," on April 5, 2019. The releases features four new original songs, including “Tonight,” “Every Time,” “Baby,” and “You,” along with a cover of the Bob Seger classic, “Against The Wind.” "My music is Country Music," says George Miguel. "They call it Americana now, but it is the same music of Willie, Waylon and the Boys. I grew up on Cash, Hank Williams and even Roy Acuff. Just because I make music that's not considered Country by today’s standard’s…I could really care less. It is my music.”
About George Miguel:
Raised on Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, music was central to singer-songwriter George Miguel’s childhood.
"My mom played old school Country Music, especially Willie and Johnny, and lots of Elvis," says George Miguel. "My dad played the Blues and music of great guitarists, like Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.”
Music also ran in the family. “I have two cousins and brothers, who really inspired me. One is a hell of a guitar player, and he would show me stuff, push me to get better; another worked in record shops. He would give me CD's, take me to shows and talk to me about music all the time. They all helped me grow a lot musically.”
With these roots, it’s no surprise that George Miguel’s original work in the Americana genre reflects a deep passion for Country Music and the foundations of Rock.
Of his songs, George says, "You can write words and melodies, but creating meaningful words and melodies is another story. Getting in touch with the part of you that wants to express truth can be difficult – it feels risky.” Like many great musicians, though, every meaningful moment in his life has been processed through music. “That's why I write songs,” he says, “the process is the reward!”
George Miguel released his first full-length album of original songs in November of 2014, California. The album was produced by the legendary, Grammy-Award Winning Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams) and recorded at his studio in Glendale, California. The album also features former Tower of Power member Lee Thornburg on trumpet.
His next collection, Baby, is scheduled to be released on April 6, 2019.
George performs regularly with his band and as a solo artist in California, Arizona, and throughout the American Southwest.
ACCLAIM FOR GEORGE MIGUEL'S "CALIFORNIA":
"...With vocals that might draw comparisons to Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash...George stands out from the crowd...a delivery style that evokes the raw traditionalism of decades past. ...You won’t often find a voice this rich or full and yet quintessentially country in the Americana scene...he also writes songs in the kind of simple but effective way that the legends of country pioneered."
"...George is a gifted songwriter and musician. The lyrics draw from the nostalgic sound of ‘Sundown In LA’ and cast a vivid eye...and conveys many more complex emotions."
"‘California’, the album that observes the many facets of the state’s people and cultures as well as asking questions about who they are and where they are headed, is now available on iTunes."
Vickye Fisher, For The Country Record