George Pennington

About

George got his first guitar at about ten years old, and it wasn’t long before he was summoned into a lifelong love affair with the mercurial dark magic that is the blues guitar. Artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix were two early influences who inspired George to delve deeper into both the classic rock and traditional blues lexicons. As a young teen, George would go to blues jams at local bars with his dad and hang in the far corner with his Strat until it was time to sit-in. As George developed as a musician, he became more interested in incorporating the musical vocabulary and style of other genres of music into his own personal musicianship and began studying music theory, singing in choirs, acting in both straight plays and musical theatre productions, and began performing his original music with his bandmates around Tampa Bay.