William F. Gibbs

William F. Gibbs

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"The variety of genres spanned and the skill of executing such a diverse disc, set Gibbs apart from other singer/songwriters today." - PopMatters

Biography

Gibbs' debut Album, MY FELLOW SOPHISTICATES receives high prase from national tastemakers.

REVIEW EXCERPTS:

"A solid debut. Gibbs has clear talent as a songwriter and a unique voice" -PITCHFORK MEDIA

"The hooks come with baroque ornamentation on this debut that was original and eclectic enough to cut through the dozens of singer/songwriters that come across my desk." - PASTE MAGAZINE

"It’s obvious that Gibbs has done his homework, and probably has a mountain of ancient LPs that he plays over and over in the wee hours of the morning, but the production and arrangements keep the tunes from being nostalgic exercises or clever recreations of blasts from the past. Every time you think you know where a tune is going, Gibbs and his collaborators change direction just enough to keep you off balance and pleasantly surprised." - CRAWDADDY!

"The variety of genres spanned and the skill of executing such a diverse disc, set Gibbs apart from other singer/songwriters today." -POP MATTERS

"My Fellow Sophisticates is a very mature album...without a doubt, some of the most beautiful melody lines we have heard this year. Don't expect a quick fix here. Sophisticates takes a few spins to sink in. But, if you're like us, about five or ten spins later...you will be addicted to this album. Recommended. (Rating: 5++/6)" - BABYSUE

"the Alabama native proves he's undoubtedly talented- in the way he’d probably still figure out how to churn out music if his palms were tied behind his back...the guys got a sickly eclectic musical range...Get your groove on. His album, a veritable tour de force" -RCRDLBL.com

"William F. Gibbs is melting together garage music sounds with the great gospel spirit to create an interesting soundtrack for the neo-religious/spiritual groups...William has created a very specific sound and, by the title, it looks like he dedicated it to folks who share his thirst for this sound" - URB MAGAZINE

"I’ll get this out of the way . . . buy this album. You won’t regret it, unless you’re the type of person who just can’t stand really good music...This guy is no amateur trying to macbook his way to stardom, he’s the real deal...this is the kind of album that I was hoping to find when I started working for Greenville Scene" - GREENVILLE SCENE

"It's a shame most CDs come with stickers that are jammed to the gunnels with RIYL and hyperbole laced descriptions...for a poor fella like William F. Gibbs it really pigeon holes a creative artist...Gibbs song writing is really more soulful and genre bending than those listed on his one-sheet...more that he shouldn't simply be lumped into the masses that try to emulate them." - HEROHILL

Lyrics

Here Comes Your Steamboat Brother, Here Comes Your Freightline Sister

Written By: William F. Gibbs

With your alligator shoes and an Armload of the blues that you carry like cold cash in your hands
An old grand piano, well play that siter can you? While I dance with a drink in my hand.

Oh Brother quit bringing me down
Oh Sister you worry about me too much and you don't have to at all

Shootin' dice down in the alley You caught a train for NYcity
Where you gonna gotta make that money hand over fist
All you "johnny come lately's" you ain't no good with the ladies and
you weep over all the good times you've missed.

Oh Brother quit bringing me down
Oh Sister you worry about me too much and you don't have to at all

"Here comes your steamboat brother! Oh God it makes me wonder, if we could have been friends but we're not!
Here Comes your Frieghtline sister!
Oh God I'm gonna miss ya' but youget right on and your'e gone long gone for good!"

Oh Brother quit dragging me down
Oh Sister you worry about me too much and you don't have to at all

"Here comes your steamboat brother! Oh God it makes me wonder, if we could have been friends but we're not!
Here Comes your Frieghtline sister!
Oh God I'm gonna miss ya' but youget right on and your'e gone long gone for good!"

Discography

My Fellow Sophisticates

Set List

Beautiful Once
Brother John
Come Back
LA Money
Operate
Streetfighter
Here Comes Your Steamboat Brother
Polly Anna
Atlantic
Hang Your Head
Tomorrow Never Comes
Mine Eyes
with about 30 more to choose from...
Typical Sets range from 45 to 90 minutes