Album review: George Ensle, Be A Better Me

The first album by George Ensle I owned was called Head-on. Released on a German label, Sawdust Records, in 1987. Sawdust also had Jerry Jeff Walker on the roster, Gary P. Nunn, Guy Clark, Dave Olney, Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Giddens, Barry and Holly Tashian, Hal Ketchum, Steve Young. Oh yes, the end of the 80ies was a good time for listening to (Texan) songwriters in Europe. Head-on was a brilliant album and at least to us European folk fans Ensle became a household name.

The renowned German print magazine Folker asked me to write a short review about his new album Be A Better Me. It was published in issue 1/2022 a few days ago. Here‘s what it says in English language:

George Ensle: Be A Better Me (PuffBunny Records)

Wise storyteller album from the Texas songwriting legend. Each song handcrafted. Affectionate, quaint songs with a positive message. Gentle, soft acoustic instrumentation. Musical impressionism: A dash of piano here, a brushstroke of cello there. Simply beautiful.

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My personal favorites are Be A Better Me and Front Porch Light. They are included in my „Best songs of the year so far“ playlist:

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