George Ensle (pronounced Enslee) is a veteran Texas Singer/Songwriter who began his career in Houston in the 60’s sharing stages with legends Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver.
He pens his own brand of Texas Country Folk Story songs, powerfully crafted and presented with his unique finger picking style on his 42 year old Martin D-35.
He has won numerous songwriting awards, been awarded Government grants to teach songwriting, had his songs recorded by other Artists, and released albums and CDs in the US and Europe, including a New Movie–in-Song CD, “Small Town Sundown”, based on his original story, set in small town Texas.
“Peer Praises: Townes Van Zandt named George Ensle as one of his most influential and admired contemporary performers”-Frets Magazine ”
…a real surprise…it’s good to know this songwriting tradition is continuing full-force through Ensle”-Texas Monthly Magazine/Austin, TX”
Timeless…perfection at every turn…somewhere between the poignancy of Townes Van Zandt and the cavalier comfort of Willie Nelson.”-My Texas Music.com
“George Ensle… a song painter…mood-set pieces and deft strokes of masterful picking… easy… beautiful…bluesy…crafts a touching portrait.”
Build A Bridge C.D. Review/The Austin Chronicle
“George is a genuine Texas troubadour, playing and singing in the tradition of Townes, Jerry Jeff and Guy…George’s songs are story songs … The lyrics tell us about real people and life in general… George alternates perfectly between ballads and up-tempo tunes. A great CD.”
-Fred Schmalle-MAZZ MUSIKAS/Antwerp, Belgium
“…to me you are among the greatest Texan songwriters , you symbolize Texan songwriting with your unique ability to create mental pictures on the listener’s mind , in just a few words , you create the landscape , you bring us into a story, each word brings something …it is fascinating and I am so enthusiastic after listening …it is the quintessence of the art of songwriting ……what I really like in your music is that you give the feeling it comes from your soul…it sounds true…perfect spirit…”
-Mike Penard, Disc Jockey, Mike the Frenchy/FRANCE
… an impressive album…shows a lot of maturity…great compositions…great country-folk album from Texas.”
-Oldie-Markt/Hamburg, W. Germany
“An engaging singer…original.”
“On top of the list of the best…jazzy acoustic folk.”
-Austin American Statesman
“Who’s admired as an acoustic finger picking guitarist almost as much as he’s respected as a folk/country singer-songwriter…Ensle’s most engaging characteristics, his warmth and sincerity.”
-Third Coast Music