Stefan George

Inducted in 1998

Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Stefan George was born in Detroit and studied John Hurt, Reverand Gary Davis and Brownie McGhee while they worked that part of the country.

Stefan called Tucson home for the past few decades, having started the Brain Damage Orchestra in the 60's. He has been named Best of Tucson since 1994 in songwriter, solo acoustic performer, and acoustic ensemble categories, and has been a finalist at Telluride and Kerrville, where he once hosted the annual Blues Summit.

Stefan was a popular acoustic slide guitarist at festivals in the U.S. and Germany, and has shared the stages with Queen Ida, Guy Davis, Rory Block, Steve James, Honey Boy Edwards, Big Twist and James Cotton.

In addition to his solo acoustic work, he had an electric trio, The Conrads, a duo of guitar and hammered dulcimer, Arm & Hammer, and a folk band, Songtower.

Stef, a generous educator in Blues music and culture throughout Arizona, completed 7 CDs for the Blue Bhikku label.

Stefan George was a past president of the ABHOF.

Stefan George passed away in 2015 at the age of 62.