A lifelong resident of the New Jersey Shore, George Wirth is a singer-songwriter with a gift for telling human stories shaped by imagery and narrative. He has been introduced to audiences and shared performances with friends Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, Abbie Gardner and Red Molly. His song, “Eisenhower Summer, 1952” was published in Sing Out magazine and is included on the CD from that issue. Another song, “Old Dancing Fool”, was recorded by Red Molly and appears on their “Love and Other Tragedies” CD. He has performed at The New Jersey Folk Festival, The Clearwater Music Festival in Asbury Park and has received numerous Asbury Park Music Award nominations, including Top Male Acoustic, Best Local Release and Best Song. George is the winner of the 2010 Asbury Music Award in the Top Male Acoustic category, and has also won the Jersey Acoustic Musicians Award for Top Male Songwriter and Album of the Year for both 2010 and 2011. He has released two well-received albums of original music, “The Lights of Brigantine” (2006) and “The Last Good Kiss” (2010), which features guest performances by Amanda Shires, Abbie Gardner and Janey Todd.
""The Last Good Kiss is a heartfelt collection of stylish recollections from the mind of a musician that has witnessed the glory and tragedy of our fleeting human existence, and in the end, makes it all right to still be here and living in his own hard-earned way. It is the everyday dance of life and the outcome of all our choices, both good and bad, on this fast-moving stage we call life."" - John Pfeiffer, Aquarian Magazine
""We get a lot of music at Whole Wheat Radio and enjoy most of it. But once in awhile we get something that stands out. Something you can't forget. Something you want to put on your CD player and listen to over and over again, just to catch the lyrics ... but then you slip into the beauty of the music and miss some lyrics. Doesn't matter. You know you're listening to something real. Something good. Very good. The reason you fell in love with acoustic folk music to begin with. I highly recommend it."" - Jim Kloss, Whole Wheat Radio
“The Last Good Kiss is as fine a piece of writing as I have encountered this year. These are real people with complex emotions, and they matter. I suppose that means that this is folk music, and a fine example of what it should do."" - Darius Rips,
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“George Wirth is one of the area's best songwriters. With vivid de___scriptions, his songs come to life with characters that live and breathe in ways few songwriters can match. His first record, ""The Lights of Brigantine"" was one of the best records I've heard in the past decade. His latest disc, ""The Last Good Kiss"", was released over the summer and is just as good.” - Gary WIen, Author of ""Beyond The Palace"" and ""Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 by New Jersey Artists""
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