Who else would name their most recent album “Old White Men”, and actually have recorded a groundbreaking, heartbreaking title song to back it up?
That’d be Vance Gilbert.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics. Word got out about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, and Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across North America by storm. “With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from that tour.
Gilbert has 11 albums of original, often ground-breaking songs. His covers the full emotional spectrum in his music and his stage presence. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll feel anguish and joy. You’ll feel alive.
We hosted Vance last year in a house concert and couldn’t wait to get him back for the main event. Don’t miss it!