George Bedard

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George Bedard
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Background Information


Ann Arbor


Mt Clemens, MI

Years Active

1971 - Present


Guitar, Vocals


Blues, Rockabilly


Associated Acts

George Bedard and the Kingpins
The Silvertones
Tracy Lee & the Leonards
George Bedard & the Bonnevilles


George Bedard has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene for more than 20 years. While other youngsters in the 60's were listening to British Invasion bands and wishing they were on the Ed Sullivan show, a young George Bedard was in his basement teaching himself guitar, playing along with records by blues legends Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters. By the early 70's, Bedard was teaming up with blues harpist/guitarist Steve Nardella to form the Silvertones, one of the finest Ann Arbor, MI, blues/rockabilly bands of the era and in the 1980's it was Tracy Lee & the Leonards and George Bedard & the Bonnevilles. Then in the early 90's he formed George Bedard and the Kingpins with Randy Tessier and Rich Dishma.

Combining genres is a path Bedard has pursued relentlessly, working in groups both as a soloist and sideman, covering a wide range of styles from country to jazz to rockabilly and back to his first love, the blues. There's not much Bedard can't play extremely well in any of these idioms, his style always informed by taste and economy. Though his solo recordings have been few, George Bedard remains a guitar hero's guitar hero.

Georges past Gigs on the Concert Database

The Concert Database



  • Further On (2013) cdbaby
  • Pickin' Apart the Past (2011) cdbaby


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