2013. George Ezra Barnett, 20, is invited by the BBC to perform on the ‘discovery’ stage at the Glastonbury Festival. A triumph. The next year, this young man from Hartford, once destined to follow in his parents’ footsteps as a teacher, released the pop-folk single “Budapest”: a veritable tidal wave! With the album Wanted on Voyage (2014), this talented songwriter, raised on the art of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan, became a phenomenon outside the UK. In 2015 his princely nonchalance, deliciously spare timbre, and melodious sound brought him a warm welcome from the Lab. Four years later, this wise troubadour returns with his second album Staying at Tamara’s (2018), as the hit “Shotgun” tops the streaming charts.