TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 58
Inara George on Her Unexpected Musical Career, Solo Work + Collaborating with Artistic Geniuses
When she isn’t exploring the intersection between jazz, tropicalia, and indie pop with the Bird and the Bee, vocalist Inara George enjoys a solo career as a talented singer/songwriter. At a young age, she was surrounded by the music of her father (Little Feat’s Lowell George) and his illustrious peers –Jackson Browne, Terry Allen, and Van Dyke Parks — yet George never intended to follow in her late father’s footsteps. Rather, theater was her forte, and George’s younger years were spent performing Shakespeare in her native Topanga Canyon, a community in the Santa Monica mountains. She later relocated to Boston to study acting in the classical theater tradition.
Inara George details her career as a musician including her solo work, her collaboration with Adele producer Greg Kurstin in The Bird and the Bee and her all-female trio The Living Sisters. George also recounts teaming up with musical genius Van Dyke Parks for their album An Invitation. Finally, George describes some of the inspirations behind her music and explains the difference between collaborating with men vs. women, in this uncensored TALK SHOW episode hosted by Harper Simon.