Vance Gilbert, Brooke Annibale opens
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. Born in Philadelphia, Vance started out as a jazz singer, and then switched to folk music, performing on the open mike circuit in Boston. Once word got to New York about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across the country by storm.
He has recorded eight albums, including Side of the Road, a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. His first three albums appeared on Philo/Rounder Records. In 2006 and 2007, Gilbert opened several shows for comedian George Carlin. Considered by many to be an integral part of the New England folk scene, Gilbert's approach stands apart in significant ways. His performances often feature extended guitar and vocal techniques, and Gilbert's compositions frequently employ sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots. vancegilbert.com
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