Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Otis Gibbs - Monday June 25

Otis Gibbs – Fanning the Flames of Discontent.

Otis Gibbs is a man in search of an honest experience.  Some people refer to him as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7,000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in the Carpathian Mountains, been strip-searched by dirty cops in Detroit, and has an FBI file. Much of his work concentrates on the world that is ignored by pop culture. Sometimes forgotten, obsolete or simply marginalized, it is a world that doesn’t fit into a twenty-second sound bite or a White House talking point. He has spent the last fifteen years traveling across America and abroad documenting this world, and has a story to share about each stop along the way.

Otis is travelling with his new CD - 'Harder Than Hammered Hell'. It's a real cracker, and follows in the footsteps of his previous releases: 'Grandpa Walked A Picket Line' and 'Joe Hill's Ashes'.

The promo states that "Otis is a man in search of an honest experience" I add that once you've seen him Live, you'll be in no doubt that you just found one, yourself.

Otis Gibbs plays his third BAG appearance in Mick Murphy's (Stage Inn), Ballymore Eustace, Monday, June 25 at 9pm. Admission is €12 on the door.

Some videos:
Grandpa Walked a Picketline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pN9BSENvzE

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