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From the West to Americana Fest 

It's been an adventure doing this quick west coast tour. I'm driving back to Nashville now and will be playing Two Old Hippies tomorrow night September 11th. Come see me if you are in the area. Lots more news about the trip next week.

Roadmaster Stage and beyond! 

GT and the Zealots are energized to play our friend Dave Boughner's Roadmaster Stage in Black Mountain, Saturday, June 8. This is a wonderful place to have a mini-festival and we are honored to be included in this summer's lineup. Others who have or will grace this stage include John Howie Jr., the Sufi Bothers, Eleanor Underhill, David Childers, Tim Easton, Drunken Prayer, and many other great musicians.

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See me with Nashville's Smoking Flowers on Thursday 

Thank you to all who came to the 4-20 gig at the Grey Eagle with Southern Culture on the Skids!  Big welcome to the new folks who signed up for my list there.
Want to let you know about a few things. First off I'm energized to be playing with my Nashville pals Smoking Flowers at Sly Grog Lounge on May 23. If what you're after is Americana music with a poetic punk-rock kick, then check out this duo. The Zealots are gonna rock out! The next night I'm playing solo in Pittsboro at City Taproom, so come on out Chapel Hill friends!
We've got several new videos up on my newly styled Youtube channel. Check these compilations out: the Zealots and George Trouble. Subscribe if you like them, more on the way, including from 4-20.

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4-20 at Grey Eagle! 

4-20 Saturday Night!  George Trouble and the Zealots are honored to be sharing this date and stage with Southern Culture on the Skids! 
April 20 - Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC - Doors at 8, show at 9 

Also, next Wednesday, 4/24, 7 pm at Revolve Gallery in Asheville, I will be doing an artist talk: NYC Art 1980s: Early Culture Wars  It's free and I'll be sharing firsthand recollections and observations about this pivotal time.

Closer We Come  

4/20 is an auspicious date for me this year! Its the date of a pre-release party for "Plow" at the Grey Eagle. George Trouble and the Zealots are honored to be sharing this date and stage with Southern Culture on the Skids! Heck ya! 
In other news - I'm getting ready to do a quick spring tour of the Northeast with Dex Romberger. I've got two new videos from a shoot at the Grey Eagle: Chameleon and Closer We Come. These and others will soon be loaded onto my newly spiffed up You Tube Channel, check 'em out. And if you want to hear me on the radio - tune into AshevilleFM next Monday at 2. I'll be interviewed by Joey Books on his "Life Out of Tunes" show. Last but not least, I'm doing my art presentation "NYC Art 1980s: Early Culture Wars" at Revolve on 4/24! Would love to see you there and share my insights and stories from that pivotal time.

Full Circle 

Hey friends - I just uploaded two new videos from my gig at Rockwood Music Hall in Brooklyn last month (top left column on this page). Have a listen. Also just sent out my latest newsletter, which includes an excerpt of the David Wojnarowicz piece I've been working on for months.
Check it out

New Paintings and a Duet with Ed Jurdi!  

I finished the "Legend of Tom Dooley", and "Mt. Pisgah" paintings at last! "Snake Handlers" and two others are getting close. You can see them all on my instagram. I'll be uploading them to my art site this week so you can buy prints of them, along with many old favorites. You can also find prints in person at Zapow in Asheville. 
I'm starting a series of monthly duets with musicians I admire at the Bywater in Asheville, called Monthly Monday Troubadours. November 12 is the first one and I am delighted to welcome Ed Jurdi of Austin's Band of Heathens to join me!

Heading Back to Nashville  

I'm heading back to Nashville next week, after a great time there last week at Americana Festival. I'm playing with Anna Joy Harris, a talented songwriter, who I met at Cafe Rooster. 

I've got some paintings hanging at the space too. Nashville friends, please come see us!

Paintings at Noble Kava and Americana Fest Here I Come!  

Good times were had at Riverfest! I'll have some video from that soon.  Now I'm heading back to Nashville for Americana Fest! Wish me luck networking. 

Over 20 paintings are now on view at Noble Kava Bar at 268 Biltmore Ave in Asheville. Prints are available there, as well as at Zapow.

Now I'm psyched for Americana Fest this year. It's my first as an AMA member. It brings together fans and music industry professionals for six days of seminars, networking opportunities and incredible live music! I'll be performing twice,  schmoozing, and catching as many great shows as I can.

Nashville & Beyond! 

I'm making progress on many fronts. Today I sent my 2nd newsletter to my freshly organized list. Are you on it yet? See the sign up form at the bottom of this page. It won't be spammy I promise.

It was nice to hear back from so many friends after my last missive in June. I'm energized for the upcoming shows. When I'm in Nashville for the Radio Cafe show I'm also psyched to finish recording 4 new songs with engineer Gabe Masterson, drummer Josh Cobb and bass player James Haggerty.

Check the upcoming events list above for all the show details - see you in Nashville, Asheville and Chapel Hill!

What's Happening this summer? 

Lots of behind the scenes going on!

  • The Fleetwoods show video is being edited.
  • Booking some Nashville shows and possibly Atlanta and Athens
  • "Another Head" animation progressing slow but steady
  • Have a show in Carrboro on June 16th at 2nd Wind
  • Pulling my press packet together at last
  • Writing about my East Village days in the 1980s for a lecture
  • AND making a new series of paintings in my spare time - see the latest work in progress on my George Terry McDonald Art Facebook page.

The Zealots Video Shoot- Fri, May 18th- 8pm - Fleetwoods  

This Friday we will be playing the songs from The Zealots-"Jawbone" and George Trouble-"Plow"..We plan to use this show to promote the release of these long-awaited records in the Fall. Join us for big fun and be a part of Zealots history. We are honored to have legendary Dex Romweber playing with us. Dirty Dutch Trio from Asheville opens up. Doors at 8pm. The first 75 who attend will receive advance copies of both records.

Records Are Here- Here We Come! 

George Trouble-"Plow" and The Zealots- "Jawbone" are in hand now..Just in time for the Dex Romweber/George Trouble-"Wild Love" tour..

The dates have changed since the last message- We started in Carrboro 3/24 at The Station- coming up:...3/30- 10th Ave Burrito- Belmar, NJ; 4/5-American Spirits- Asbury, NJ: 4/6-The National Hotel-Frenchtown, NJ; 

4/8-Queens Museum (Mel Chin's Art Opening)-2pm; 4/8- Hill Country BBQ- NYC 8pm; 4/9- Hill Country BBQ- DC 8pm..Come out and say Howdy and get a new record or two! It's The Zealots best yet and GT's first solo release!

New Records and a George Trouble/Dex Romweber Tour 

New albums: The Zealots - Jawbone and George Trouble - Plow will be available April 1st!

Jawbone is the Zealot's fourth record. Plow is George Terry's first solo release. We hope to have record release parties in various towns later this year.

Meanwhile we're going on tour! Old pal Dex Romweber (Flat Duo Jets), is energized to be touring with George Terry in late March through early April, including Hill Country BBQ, in NYC (4/8) and at their DC location (4/9).  

Also, on May 18th, Dex Romweber and Rod Hamdallah (Legendary Shape Shifters) will join The Zealots at Fleetwood's on Haywood in West Asheville for a video shoot gig!!!!!

It'll get greasy!

Get all the details in the calendar above. We will also be playing in NJ, PA, Philly, and Baltimore!  Watch twitter for updates. This will be a legendary tour, and we hope to see you then! 

RAWKEMSAWKEM!!!

Dex Romweber & George Trouble East Coast Tour! 3/30-4/10  

Hi Friends of Zeal!!

The Zealots - "Jawbone" and George Trouble - "Plow" will be available April 1st. Jawbone is the Zealot's fourth record and Plow is George Terry's first solo release! We hope to have big record release parties in various towns during the fall.Old pal, Dex Romweber (Flat Duo Jets), is energized to be touring together late March through early April. 

Dates include:

Hill Country BBQ April 8th: NYC; and April 9th at their DC location. 

We will also be playing in NJ, PA, Philly, and Baltimore! 

 

This will be a legendary tour, and we hope to see you then!

RAWKEMSAWKEM!!!

 

The Zealots- Thurs., Nov. 2nd; Foggy Mountain Brew Pub 

Hi Folks! Come see us play our new favorite venue in Asheville. Foggy Mtn Brew Pub is right beside The Altamont Theatre on Church St. Great food and a cool coterie of regulars. You'll hear some new songs that are going to be on our two soon to be released records, George Trouble's- "Plow" (my first solo release) and The Zealots- "Jawbone"..the 4th..and the best Zealots record.