Georgeâ€™s writing includes contemporary songs, often in traditional style, dance tunes and other explorations for a variety of traditional instruments and soundtracks for a number of film and television productions. He is best known for traditional and original music soundtracks for no less than four productions telling the story of the Erie Canal, created over a twenty-five year span of waterways research.
A folklorist by academic training, George and his wife, Vaughn Ward, have been active for over thirty years in the documentation and public presentation of source artists, the true tradition-bearers within whose families and communities traditional arts are carried on. The Wardsâ€™ productions of recordings, concerts, exhibits and festivals of traditional artists earned them one of only two Evergreen Lifetime Achievement Awards ever given by Traditional Arts of Upstate New York.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Oh! That Low Bridge!
2. Paddy on the Canal
3. Song of the Diggers
4. The Meeting of the Waters
6. The Aged Pilot-Man
7. Tonawanda Too
8. I'm Afloat!
9. Boatin' on a Bullhead
10. Attend All Ye Drivers!
11. The Girl From Yewdall's Mill
12. Lament of the Teamsters
13. Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal