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Philip Gibbs - Vocals/Guitar
Sounds Like: Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Blaze Foley
Bio: Born in Austin, Texas, Philip Gibbs has performed over 2,000 times in 35 states over the past 17 years. His two most recent albums -The Petroleum Age (2011); Paper Crosses (2003 - re-released to national radio in 2010) - successively appeared on the Americana Radio Charts for much of that time....See Full Bio
“Philip Gibbs is carrying on an old tradition now almost extinct, that of the solo folkie troubador…and I do mean solo. There are not only no overdubs on this disc, but he charged into the studio and recorded all 22 cuts in a single day!, yet not a one sounds rushed in the least. Over a span of 18 years and 2,500 gigs across America, he's only rarely been accompanied on any stage, instead it's just him, his guitar, and a microphone, and Box Canyon Blues shows what people from coast to coast in 35 states have been digging on for a good long while now. The CD showcases a David Wilcox / James Taylor / Jesses Youngblood and Winchester style of doing things, and not a song but shines with propulsive energy, thoughtful melancholy, or larksome reminiscence. He's also a graphic artist and outdoorsman, and the release's cover painting reminds me of a section not far from the gates of Canyonlands while I think the interior snapshot's somewhere in the Tetons, Philip's tent looking out upon gree”