George’s sound was shaped as much by hearing his parents sing country harmonies as it was by playing in house bands for hip-hop open mic nights in his native Philadelphia. His original songs and scores are featured in a growing list of tv shows, ads and feature films.
Starting his musical journey on trombone, the talented songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer gives his records a deep sonic and emotional depth. Now based in Los Angeles, Stanford’s songs combine an East Coast soul and West coast sprawl.
George captures the spirit of the golden era of the 70's singer/songwriter--Paul Simon, James Taylor, Van Morrison--with a fresh and original approach to the tried genre. Following his debut ‘Big Drop’ on Mercury Records and several independent EP’s, Stanford released the beautiful LP ‘Something Better’ on Oakwilde records in 2014
Onstage, George has shined for audiences all over the country; playing his unique take on the American singer/songwriter tradition. He has performed on NPR's Mountain Stage, World Cafe, and NBC's Late Night with Carson Daly. He was recently named an Amazon Music ‘Artist to watch,’ and has been a featured artist on iTunes and SiriusXM’s ‘The Pulse.' He's toured with acts as diverse as Lissie, Babyface and Martin Sexton. Last year, George was invited to perform on Train's 'Sail Across the Sun’ cruise, along with Andy Grammar, Ingrid Michaelson and the Legendary Wailers, among others.