George Locke

George Locke

The Village Troubadour – Lyrics From a Small New England Town

By George Locke

George Locke is a free-lance writer, story-teller and musician from Meredith New Hampshire. .

He’s a lifelong resident of New England, and began writing when embedded as a photographer/journalist for the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea, where his stories appeared in the Pacific Edition of “The Stars and Stripes” and the 1st Cavalry’s weekly, “Cavalier”.

He later wrote and produced radio documentaries for the U.S Army while stationed in White Sands New Mexico.

After his time in the service was over, he returned to New Hampshire and for many years worked as a writer and announcer for several local radio stations.

George – who uses the stage name “Rusty” Locke – retired several years ago and has become a local fixture at church halls and gatherings where he sings and tells stories, many based on his childhood experiences while growing up in small New England towns. He accompanies himself with banjo and guitar. He “busks’” (performs in public) at the Meredith NH Town Docks and other venues during the summer months.

George has recorded several CD’s that feature his own compositions and his music can be heard on this site: 

He is married and he has nine children and five grandchildren.