Vance Gilbert will be performing at Lost Moth Gallery on Saturday, April 13. This iconic performer 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 and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage owning singing and 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 and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140 shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.
Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilberts approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert’s compositions while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storytellers craft.
He has been described as having “the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil and the guitar playing of a god” by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
This show is at Lost Moth Gallery, 7975 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor, and starts at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30 and we will have coffee tea and treats. Tickets are only $20. Call 920-495-2928 for reservations as seating is limited. Or just stop in!