George Gusman Jr-Guitar, VocalsRead More...
George is a Blues Rock Guitarist from Northern California Area who came to Austin 10 years ago to play music. He was the founding member of Texas Storm a SRV tribute band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area playing various venues; among them the San Jose Blues Festival sharing the bill with The Tommy Castro Band.
George sold his business and house and decided to move to Texas in 1996 to pursue his dream of "playing the Blues" in Austin. He formed the Double Barrel Blues Band based out of San Antonio then the "Rattlers" a popular Blues/ Rock Band in the Austin Area.
George now fronts the George Gusman Jr. Band a hard hitting Blues/Rock power trio with veteran bassist Scott Womack and Jim Marsala on drums.
George's first CD is "Ready to Strike" which features Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton from "Double Trouble" lending their talent to 4 songs including the title track. Other musicians on the CD are pro-bassist Chris Maresh from Eric Johnson's Band, veteran drummer-Rick Connell and veteran producer Larry Telford who's worked with Jimmy Vaughan and Crosby, Stills & Nash lended his talents on the keyboards along with producing the album.
The band can be seen regularly playing the 311 Blues Club on Austin's famous 6th Sreet and other popular venues in the Area entertaining visitors and locals alike.
Scott Womack – Bass
Scott was a founding member of Metal Blade Recording Artists Juggernaut (based out of San Antonio) whose progressive heavy metal style can be heard on the albums Baptism Under Fire and Trouble Within. The band toured throughout Texas during the mid-80’s. Among other recording and live projects, Scott was most recently with New Orleans based southern rock trio The Jay B. Elston Band.
During the last five years they recorded two CD’s and toured extensively throughout the Gulf States playing with the likes of Charlie Daniels, David Allan Coe, Travis Tritt, 38 Special, Pat Travers, Leon Russell, Grand Funk, Marshall Tucker, Steppenwolf, The Outlaws and others. Some of Scott’s bass influences include Chris Squire, Barry Oakley, Rick Danko, Andy Fraser, Lemmy, Steve Harris, Leon Wilkeson, John Wetton, Geezer Butler and Phil Lynott.
Scott’s main bass is a Gibson Thunderbird through an Ampeg SVT Classic. In addition, he plays a Fender Precision and a Rickenbacker