Logo 1 HRThere have been two constants in Austin singer-songwriter Greg Engle’s life: music and travel. A diplomat and former U.S. ambassador, he witnessed attempted coups, had lunch with Nelson Mandela, and saw two African dictators fall.  Four songs on his debut album, Take It Personally (2010), provide colorful accounts of his years in Africa. He won first prize in the 2011 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition in Okemah, Oklahoma.

Engle is a founding member of the Duke Street Liberation Army Band, which released its debut album, Arsenal of Love, in 2014.

In partnership with veteran Austin musician and producer Stephen Doster, Engle has performed and conducted songwriting workshops in Swaziland (2012), Lesotho (2015), Mauritania (2016) and Cote d’Ivoire as part of the U.S. State Department’s Arts Envoy program.

Engle’s songs have played on radio shows around the U.S., including Bob Sherman’s iconic Woody’s Children on WFUV New York.

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