Gig: Otis Gibbs UK Tour Oct 2010

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010

Otis Gibbs · UK Tour · October-November 2010

Wednesday 20 Oct      Oswestry                        The Ironworks

01691 679123 / £7, 8pm

Thursday 21 Oct         Bury                               The Met (Studio)

0161 761 2216 / £12, 7.30pm

Otis Gibbs – Joe Hill’s Ashes

“… this album puts Otis Gibbs into the same class as Dylan but with an openness in his songs that few if any can match.” Maverick

“Gravel-throated Gibbs’s fourth album continues essaying his wanderlust, just like Woody Guthrie used to. He’ll play his songs about the little man’s struggle anywhere, anytime. A true voice of the people.” Q Magazine

“When the folk singers of 50 years hence happen upon the work of Otis Gibbs, they’ll share a knowing smile because this bearded idealist from Indiana is the real deal: gritty, angry and concerned.” The Irish Times

“His vocal rasp, eagle-eyed perception and determination to find how long-cherished ideals can survive as experience takes hold makes this is a drop of the hard stuff well worth savouring.” Daily Mirror

“Otis Gibbs has the kind of hoarse Woodbine croak that has you clearing your throat in sympathy, while his own blue-collar sympathies are clearly on display throughout Joe Hill’s Ashes. It’s not the most uplifting of material, but there’s an authenticity and dedication in Gibbs’ delivery which is somehow cleansing in its purity.” The Independent

“Gibbs’ music is vital, perhaps essential, amidst an entertainment business that rarely asks questions or explores other than vacuous themes.” The Irish Examiner

“Delicately picked guitars and scratchy violins dance around a rough-hewn voice on tales of mining disasters, run down burgs and wasted lives, the singer’s poetic reportage packed with incident and detail.” Uncut

“His thoughtful and astute tales of life’s wrongs and hardships have won him plenty of plaudits, and Joe Hill’s Ashes looks to be his strongest set yet.” R2



October 20th, 2010 at 22:02
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Another gig has been added to the tour….

Club: Biddulph Up in Arms Concerts
Venue: The Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph, Stoke on -Trent, Staffs St8 6QJ

Event: Otis Gibbs
Support: ( two acts)Winston Blaldwin/Phil Brightman (from The Porvidence Jug Band) Also Kaiser Cartel.

Date: Wednesday 3 November

Time: 7.30p.m. for 8.00p.m.

Admission: £12.00 (pay on the door)

Seats may be reserved: contact : Eric Cox 01782 514896