George Ensle is a veteran singer-songwriter who began his career in Houston in 1967 sharing stages with legends Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver. He pens his own brand of StorySongs, powerfully crafted and played with his unique finger picking style on his vintage Martin D-35 and Fender Resonator guitar. He is celebrating 50 years as a performing songwriter and, in February 2017, was inducted into the Houston Folk Music Archives at Rice University. He has won numerous songwriting awards, has been awarded government grants to teach children through the Artist in the Schools program, and has released albums and CDs in the US and Europe — including a Movie-in-Song CD “Small Town Sundown”, based on his original story and which he performs as a one man ‘Songplay’. George is the originator and songwriting director of PortraitSongs — a custom songwriting service designed to pay tribute and honor loved ones by “giving them their own song.” He teaches songwriting workshops on the creative process and the crafting aspect of songwriting, in individual and group sessions. George is a ‘Song Painter’. He paints stories. Sometimes he uses broad strokes to paint hilltop sunsets, and tree-lined rivers, and sometimes he paints with fine detail the portraits of everyday people you feel like you know. George will play 2 45-minute sets with a 30-minute intermission. Hosts, Scott and Faye, provide bottomless cups of coffee, various tea punches, & water, plus cheese/crackers for snacks. Guests are encouraged to bring finger food treats to share by placing them on tables available.