Cosby Gibson
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Cosby Gibson

Fort Johnson, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Fort Johnson, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Folk Acoustic




"Cosby Gibson, "The Lost Songs.""

Upon receiving Cosby's package and handwritten note, it was very apparent that she cares deeply about each facet of her presentation. I didn't want to undo the hand wrapped cd that came with the handwritten note, very nice touches, for sure. It didn't surprise me to hear her lilting voice proclaim the chorus of "Trouble in the Hills," backed with her rhythmic staccato guitar playing.

Conviction in her art was apparent before hearing a single note. Cosby has found inspiration in many singer/songwriters we've heard before, it's difficult ground to tread upon, even more to profess individuality, but she pulls it off.

"Silver Wolf" exudes a natural metaphor, but is it what she really means. Does she imply the hunter and the hunted, or the simple dance of freedom through individuality. Most times it's best when the decision is left to the listener and she pulls this off gracefully.

It's almost as if she composes from another time, simpler, more honest, more concise, without frivolous self-importance. At times wistful, then confident, always emotive, calm on the surface. Her reading of "Shipwrecks" echoes a quality of Annie Haslam in a traditional folk-song way, stretching her vocal range and reflecting more lessons learned well.

If Judy Collins or Sarah McLaughlin catch your fancy, stop by and give her a listen. It won't be hard to follow her footsteps through the forest to a cabin with a stone fireplace, warm and inviting. - Greg Jackson, Upstate Live, NY


Still working on that hot first release.