The Zealots doing "Poppycock" at Fleetwoods, Asheville, NC, May 18, 2018


George Trouble-"Plow" and The Zealots-"Jawbone" are here... and available on iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, etc..

Previous events

George Trouble with Ed Jurdi

The Bywater, 796 Riverside Dr,, Asheville, NC

Part of the Monthly Monday Troubadour series, this month features Ed Jurdi of Band of Heathens.

George Trouble with the Cryptics

The Cave, 451 1/2 Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC

George Trouble brings his energized slice of twangy, Americana-lined garage/power pop seasoned with lyrical outrage and indignation to Chapel Hill once again. Also on the bill are the Cryptics, Hillsborough's garage rockers specializing in unearthing lost rock and roll classics.


George Trouble

American Spirits, Asbury, NJ

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!



Interweaving exuberant melodies with piercing insight, The Zealots' 2018 release “Jawbone” is the most recent evidence of the range of George Terry McDonald's songcraft. The 14 songs on this, their 4th album, delivers a cohesive body of work which expands and intensifies their vision. From folk-rock to reggae, to ska, punk and jangle-pop, the diverse styles of “Jawbone” are unified by its determination to explore our fraught relationships with our culture and each other. Themes of greed, inhumanity, self-deception and abuse are the evils on which “Jawbone” sets its sights.