VANCE GILBERT – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – October 18th, 2018

VANCE GILBERT

MaxxMusic & The Evening Muse present

VANCE GILBERT

Steve Simpson

Thu 10/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

$15 adv/$17 dos (Reserved Seating Available)

VANCE GILBERT
VANCE GILBERT
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 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 of choice 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, Gilbert's 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 storyteller's craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children’s album. How rounded is that?
Steve Simpson
Steve Simpson
I started playing guitar as a teenager in Rock Hill, SC, and played in a rock band in high school. I wrote a couple of songs in my early twenties, then put my guitar under my bed for twenty years to raise a family and build a career as a chemical engineer. I picked my guitar back up in 1995 and started writing songs again! I became active in NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), eventually becoming one of the coordinators of the Charlotte group. It's a great group of folks. I recorded my first CD, "Better Late" in 2006, at Chris Rosser's Hollow Reed Studio in Asheville, NC. It was so much fun! Then I recorded my second CD, "Dusty Lawn Chairs," in 2013 at Chris Rosser's studio, too, except for the female harmony vocals and mixing, which were done at Verge Recording in Nashville, TN, by Greg Strizek, with vocalist Tania Hancheroff. Writing songs is a hobby for me. It's a great hobby! I've made so many wonderful friends in the music community. Writing songs is a great way to communicate with people, to share your feelings with people. I really enjoy the feeling of performing a song that touches someone in some way.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/

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