I recently recorded a take on one of my all-time favorite tunes, “Pure Imagination,” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I recorded this on a D’Angelico EX-SS, through a ’65 Re-issue Deluxe Reverb.
“His music is a bold synthesis of contemporary concert music, rock, jazz, and pop genres, and he asserts his indie business practices as unabashedly.” Arts and Culture
“Mr. Heathco is a solid guitarist, coaxing a wide variety of sounds and textures from his instrument…” Sequenza21
As a guitarist, composer, educator, and collaborator, Houston musician George Heathco has worked with a wide variety of artists, organizations, and schools. Equally at home in a diverse range of styles, the genre-hopping musician has played guitar with many of Houston’s leading music and theater organizations, local songwriters and rock/pop bands, and numerous churches and contemporary worship services. He has composed and contributed music for television, radio, theater, jazz and chamber ensembles, and rock/pop acts. In 2016, his setting of Psalm 88 was premiered by Duo Scordatura at Carnegie Hall. Since 2004, George Heathco has been active as a music educator, teaching privately, conducting workshops, and teaching classes and courses at numerous Houston-area schools and colleges.
Saturday, April 16, 12pm – 2pm (w/ Russ Willis)
911 W 11th St
Houston, TX 77008