George Sluppick is an American drummer born in Memphis, Tennessee, specializing in blues, funk, soul and R&B music. He graduated from the prestigious Watkins Overton in Memphis, a creative & performing arts high school, where he studied music theory, sang 2nd tenor in the concert choir and played drums for their award-winning gospel choir, which also made a tour of France in 1985. Growing up in Memphis, he shared the stage with many notables, including BB King and Rufus Thomas and just one year after his high school graduation, he went on the road with legendary blues guitarist, Albert King, which opened many doors allowing him to become a full-time musician. George was 19 years old.
In 1991, he moved to San Diego, California and quickly became a major player in the local music scene. It was here where he played drums with Sha Na Na for almost two years touring the US and Japan. During their Japanese tour, Sha Na Na recorded a live album which he is featured, titled Sha Na Na: Live in Japan, (Sony Japan). In late '99, he began touring with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, which lasted for three years and is featured on Giving up the Ghost, (Magnatude Records). In 2003, he began drumming with North Florida group JJ Grey and MOFRO with whom he spent nearly five years touring the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and is featured on three of their CDs: Blackwater, Lochloosa and Country Ghetto (all on Alligator Records).
In 2006, he teamed with soul singer Ruthie Foster to record her critically acclaimed CD, The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, (Blue Corn Records) produced by Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne. In the spring of 2008 George helped score the film, Gospel Hill alongside producer Scott Bomar. Between 2006-2010, he toured and recorded with Memphis soul-jazz trio The City Champs, releasing two albums, The Safecracker and The Set-up (Electraphonic Recordings).
He toured with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood from 2011 to 2015 and is featured on three studio albums, Big Moon Ritual, The Magic Door, Phosphorescent Harvest and two live albums, Betty's Blends Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Silver Arrow Records).
George is currently residing in Memphis.