SOLO SHOWS & RECORDINGS
In addition to performing with The Zealots, front-man George Terry, AKA George Trouble frequently plays solo shows that present his work in an alternative, intimate and captivating format. His first solo album Plow will be released in 2018. George is also a painter. See his work on the covers of all the records and here.
10th Avenue Burrito, 801 Belmar Plaza , Belmar, New Jersey 07719
1st leg of a quick Northeastern tour!
George Trouble & the Zealots
The Zealots are delighted to play our first gig at the Tipsy Burro. Looking forward to rockin out for all our friends from the Thirsty Beaver and Charlotte!
Energized to play one of the most welcoming music venues in town
The Evening Muse, 3227 N Davidson St , Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Featured performer at Find Your Muse
Ring in 2019 in the place where I got my start songwriting!
Chocolatize yourself at this Pisgah Brewing release party at Zapow. Make sure to check out my prints while you are here. 5:30 to 8:30.
George Trouble with Aaron Price
The Bywater, 796 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC
Monthly Monday Troubadours features local legend Aaron Price this month
George Trouble with Rod Hamdallah and Deadly Lo-Fi
Back at Fleetwood's for a stellar triple bill.
George Trouble with Ed Jurdi
The Bywater, 796 Riverside Dr,, Asheville, NC
Part of the Monthly Monday Troubadour series, this month features Ed Jurdi of Band of Heathens.
Rockin with Fortune & Glory and Ghost Diver
Mondays with George Trouble and Friends, a new occasional series by the river.
The Zealots at Kava Bar Art Show
George is exhibiting his paintings at the Kava Bar, Aug. 24 to Sept 24. The Zealots are playing at the opening, along with the Kavalactones.
Tuesday eve with George! 6 to 8 pm Grab a coffee and listen to some original tunes old and new
George Trouble with the Cryptics
George Trouble brings his energized slice of twangy, Americana-lined garage/power pop seasoned with lyrical outrage and indignation to Chapel Hill once again. Also on the bill are the Cryptics, Hillsborough's garage rockers specializing in unearthing lost rock and roll classics.
The Zealots at Riverfest
Riverlink's annual bash to celebrate the French Broad. We're on between Northside Gentlemen and Lyric, about 2:30.
Back in Nashville! 9
George Trouble with Dwight Hawkins & Dex Romweber
Spend your Friday night with Dwight Hawkins, George Trouble of The Zealots, and Dex Romweber, appearing at the legendary roadhouse The Kraken in Chapel Hill
George Terry has been playing in rock bands since the 1980s, but he has never felt more committed to music than he does now.
“I'm kind of doing things backwards,” Terry said. “I'm doing the stuff a young man should have done, as an older man. But I don't feel old. I'm having a good time.”
Terry is the front man and guitarist for the Zealots, an Asheville, N.C.-based band that released its newest album, “Open Season,” in March.
“Everything started for me in Chapel Hill,” Terry said. “I was the doorman at a bar where R.E.M. played to 5 or 10 people until they got famous. I loved (Bob) Dylan, the Byrds and Velvet Underground — just that kind of jangly '60s sound that helped inspire that scene.”
Also drawing from such then-contemporary influences as the dBs and the Replacements, Terry immersed himself in the scene and headed a band that included drummer Sara Romweber, who became a member of '80s rock band Let's Active and now performs with her brother in the Dex Romweber Duo.
“I always like to boast that Mitch Easter stole our drummer and started Let's Active,” Terry said with a laugh. Easter is perhaps most famous for producing R.E.M.'s earliest albums.
Although Terry stayed involved in music through moves to New York, Los Angeles and Washington, it was mostly a secondary pursuit. His main occupation was as an art teacher.
But, since moving to Asheville in 1999, Terry has become increasingly committed to music.
“I'm fulfilling some serious personal desires and having fun with friends,” Terry said. “And I'm able to be honest about what my dreams and goals are, because I certainly can't get away with the glamour side of it.
“It's got to be good music, and it's got to be appreciated as good music, because I'm not pretty anymore.”
(Excerpted from an article in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal by Dan Armonaitis)
Want the essense of The Zealots in a more intimate way, along with some other music George plays in the solo format? Be sure to catch one of his solo shows.