George Recile

(Photo: circa 2000)

 Years: 2002 - Present (first gig: January 31, 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA)

Instruments: drums

When drummer George Recile replaced longtime skinsman David Kemper in January 2002, it took most Bobcats by surprise.

Despite the lack of warning, Recile does bring some interesting musical experiences that could pepper Dylan's music with a new appreciation for the groove.

Recile -- who is also a bassist, vocalist and songwriter -- has assembled an impressive resume that includes work with key figures in New Orleans music, including Cyril and Ivan Neville, the Funk Association (featuring members of the Neville family), Buckwheat Zydeco, Dr. John, and New York's zydeco outfit, Loup Garou. (Recile reportedly hails from Hammond, Louisana, USA.)

Like Tony Garnier and Larry Campbell, Recile has also been in-demand session pro in New York. He's done stints with Lou Reed, Edgar Winter, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, among others.

Oddly enough, he's also backed up tennis great John McEnroe in his band.

Recile's also no stranger to the road aspect of the sideman gig, having toured with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and Ivan Neville.

Most recently, he's been working with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, allegedly helping with the creation of Richards' third solo album. In fact, in late 2001, Recile was featured on Richards' cover of "You Win Again" for "Timeless: Honoring the Music of Hank Williams."



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