In the music world, Carly Gibson is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean acoustic guitar. In addition, she has developed a substantial reputation for her skill on electric guitar, having performed in the past as a lead guitarist with Caroline Aiken and as lead guitarist for Gibson Wilbanks, as well as The Pussywillows.
Carly’s music resonates with the flavors that reflect her own diverse musical tastes and influences. Rock, jazz, folk, blues, Americana, bluegrass and funk all find their place in her repertoire. She counts among her influences such songwriters as Caroline Aiken, Paula Cole, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Tori Amos, as well as guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young and Michael Hedges.
Carly frequently collaborates with fellow musician, BJ Wilbanks, with whom she performs as Gibson Wilbanks, and in her duet The Pussywillows with fellow musician Hannah Zale aka ZALE. Carly is a 2013 graduate of the esteemed guitar program at the Atlanta Institute of Music, and teaches private guitar lessons.