A native of Oyster Pond, Nova Scotia, George began his musical career at
the age of 6 while playing banjo in his father’s dance band. Today, George
is known as a producer, professional singer / songwriter and entertainer
and continues to write songs and perform live for his many appreciative
George started bands in high school , later performing with full time acts
and his own bands. An original member of Johnny Gold’s Goldtones, he
later joined Harry Melvin and Gerald Moses to form The Organization.
He is best known for forming George Brothers & Ol’ Blue in 1975 and for 5
years Ol’ Blue was feathured regularly at Little Nashville and The Matador
in Halifax and toured Atlantic Canada. 1978/79 were outstanding years for
the band with two singles on the national charts and two cross-country
tours. He had the privilege to be the opening act or to share the stage with
such names as Carroll Baker, Gene Watson, Loretta Lynn, Terry Carrise
and Dallas Harms to name only a few.
George was privileged to have toured Canada, the UK and the USA with
such bands as Ol’Blue, Country Mile, George Brothers Band and as a single
In 1978 George Brothers & Ol’Blue were nominated for “Best New Country
Act” by the CCMA Big Country Awards and by RPM Music Awards. In 1979
George’s band “Country Mile” won CCMA’s award for “Outstanding
Performance by a Group or Duo”.
George has recorded several albums with four singles being released from
two of them. He also had one album which included a seven piece country
In 1989 George was awarded “Best Traditional Recording” for his Atlantic
Sons and Daughters album by the PEI Traditional and Country Music
As a producer, George has produced more than 20 country albums for
artists in PEI, NS, and the Ottawa Valley.