Inara George is Latvian in name only

A while back the downloadable “song of the day” from The Current, a service of Minnesota Public Radio, was a tune by Inara George. Inara, as in Ināra? Is she Latvian?

No, but her name is. The Los Angeles-based George got her first name from a Latvian friend of her parents, according to an interview in SF Burning.

Her late father, Lowell George, was a member of the 1970s rock band Little Feat, according to The New York Times. And her godfather is Jackson Browne.

George’s musical style is described as alternative, folk-rock and pop. Her latest album is An Invitation, released on Everloving Records.

More information on the singer is available from her Web site,

Inara George

Inara George, a Los Angeles-based singer, got her first name from a Latvian friend of her parents. (Photo by Autumn DeWilde)

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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