This week I am listening to a bit of a random find.
His voice reminds me of John Moreland with a similar amount of rasp and character.
Often times new artist finds come from friend recommendations and Acoustic Tuesday viewers and followers, but this week’s artist is a bit different because I stepped out on a limb and checked out Otis Gibbs based solely on an album cover I thought was interesting…my oh my was I in for a surprise!!!
Otis is a brilliant songwriter and an amazing storyteller with song. Overall, I was, and am wowed. I became even more wowed when I saw the sheer amount of albums that Otis has released (my favorite of which is entitled Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth).
Then the level of wow increased yet again when I discovered Otis’ podcast named “Thanks For Giving a Damn.” This podcast is a delicious treat of behind closed doors stories from the vaults of musical history told by the folks that experienced them first hand. For any guitar geek or music aficionado, this podcast is a blast to listen to!!! So make sure to check it out, a great starting point is Episode #144 which is a story about Guy Clark’s favorite shirt.
Otis Gibbs Links
- Otis Gibbs Site
- Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth (Album)
- Mount Renraw (Album)
- Harder Than Hammered Hell (Album)
- Thanks for Giving a Damn Podcast
- Episode #144 Guy Clark’s Favorite T-Shirt