VANCE GILBERT in Concert

  • Presented By: Baldwin's Station
  • Dates: August 29, 2019
  • Phone: (410) 795-1041
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $22.00

“Gilbert took the stage, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, a whimsical sense of humor & an astonishingly smooth, pure voice. But that proved to be more than enough.” ~ Chicago Tribune. 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 & raised in the Philadelphia area Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer & then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert's stage-owning singing & playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records & a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie & Anita Baker, 2006 & 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser & The Subdudes. Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies & harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children’s album. How rounded is that? “...among the quintessential musical poets” ~ Dirty Linen. (www.vancegilbert.com)

VANCE GILBERT in Concert