David Michael George

Six Springs Presents

David Michael George

BJ Stricker and The Kings

Sat Sep 22

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)


This event is 21 and over

David Michael George - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
David Michael George
With roots firmly planted in high energy Rock/Soul/Funk & Blues (“Find My Way Home”, “Step Aside”), to raw & expressive ballads with layered depth (“Villain”, “Just Ain’tThe Same”), 1,000 YARD STARE keeps you in the moment and never lets you go. Funky, soulful, and bluesy, first note to last, it is an album full of heartfelt blues-rock,sharp as a needle, delivering George’s message of perseverance straight to the heart of his listeners.

Born from a fateful call from a friend urging George to head to Nashville to record new material, that conversation quickly evolved into a voyage of deep musical and personal discovery culminating in the tracks on 1,000 YARD STARE. David packed up the car and headed to Nashville, planning to stay a week, which quickly turned into a month, in his own words, recording the most “heartfelt, honest, and true” music he’s ever written.

Says George, “I jumped in my car, excited and scared of the unknown, and headed down the path that was opening up before me. The plan was to stay a week, I stayed a month. Along with close friends and new relationships, this album began to breathe new life into me; to dust off my true identity.”

Born in Garland, Texas, George was raised on a steady diet of Joe Cocker, James Brown, Prince, and Al Green, influences that brightly shine through his brand of Southern musical gumbo, like a booty-shaking badge of honor, an eclectic, awe-inspiring, mix of gospel infused blues, modern funk, and soulful Roots-Rock.

Raised in a blue-collar home, with working-class parents,David spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s house, discovering melodies and rhythm by practicing on her juke-joint style piano. Outside of the house, David dealt with the struggles of childhood in a rough neighborhood,and a less than ideal family life, like so many others, working his aggression out through music.

After several family moves, David ended up in South Bend, Indiana, replacing his grandmother’s house with a basement where he could isolate himself with his guitar. With the help of his father, David continued to explore other styles of music, working them all into his creative pallet. Returning home to Texas, George spent several years exploring the musical landscape as thefront–man in numerous projects including The Sundowners, Roaming Soldiers, and the Crowe Showe. Now George shows his true stripes as a solo artist with this highly ambitious release, an empowering album that truly conveys what it’s like to overcome obstacles when the odds are stacked against you.

“David Michael George is a gift …… He’s proven again and again that he can write and perform music that pulls you in on the first note and doesn’t let you go. 1,000 Yard Stare is nothing short of magnificent. It’s just beautiful.” Angela Chase (radio personality 97.1 & 100.3 Dallas, TX)

“Packed tight with Gospel, roots rock and horn sections; David Michael George’s new LP, “1,000 Yard Stare” was built to shine on vinyl. But it’s George’s crisp, honestly soulful delivery which really puts this record on repeat.” Dustin Blocker (Chief Creative Executive @ Handdrawn Records)
BJ Stricker and The Kings - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
BJ Stricker and The Kings
Singer-songwriter BJ Stricker and his band The Kings’ music comes in the form of dynamic contrast in sound. Drawing from influences from folk and rock to blues and jazz fusion, the Dallas musician’s infectious tunes are derived from the very human struggles.

From Thom Yorke to Neil Young, Amos Lee to his biggest inspiration, Dave Matthews, Stricker’s sound and songwriting is eclectic and melodious. With musical musings coming at unexpected moments in life, his midnight melodies are faceted to make the listener feel a specific way. “I just need one really good line to start a ripple effect for the rest of the song,” he says, “then I allow the story and song to write itself.”

In addition to Stricker, “The Kings” include Ryan Dahir (sax), Connor Pickle (drums), David Wilson (guitar) and Patrick Smith (bass). Each raising the caliber of this Dallas musicianship, creating a sound unique to the Big D.
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081