Feb 29, 2016 Uncategorized
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 Storysongs, powerfully
crafted and presented with his unique fingerpicking style on his
Vintage Martin D-35.
He has won numerous songwriting awards, been awarded
Government grants to teach songwriting, had his songs recorded by
many 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.
Feb 1, 2016 Uncategorized
“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”
Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”
For Turkish-born, German-raised Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul State Conservatory and continued when he was awarded a scholarship to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Nomad has a gift for musical arrangements and carries a full arsenal of classical, pop and jazz chops at his piano-playing fingertips. In addition to working with Mare, the versatile pianist and composer has designed sound for film and TV, produced a hit song in Romania, and had pieces performed by symphony orchestras and in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.
Versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare and Nomad’s music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, with side-trips to ancient Babylon and the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and Nomad’s expert melodic arrangement. Currently based in Nashville the pair continue their upward trajectory by touring fearlessly, leaving devoted new fans in their wake and strains of folk tunes and sweet piano melodies echoing down the highway.