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George Gusman JrGeorge Gusman Jr-Guitar, Vocals
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 lent 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.

George plays a variety of Guitars and Amps. His current set-up is.
Fender VooDoo Strat, Gibson Firebird, and a custom built Lowery Headless semi-hollow body guitar
Thomas Custom Amp, Fender Dual Showman Head, Marshall 1960 4 twelve slant cab.
Ibanez Tube Screamers (2), Boss Flanger, Vox wah wah pedal,
Shure Wireless