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“1532 is an album that should be considered among the finest of 2015.” – NO DEPRESSION
“1532 is the type of album that’s clearly in a different league… one that would make most artists spend the rest of their career in the dark due to the large shadow it casts.” – RVA MAGAZINE
“His Lyrics carry the mixed poeticism of gesture and definition, moods wherein you know exactly what he’s writing as you reach for more, never to quite quench curiosity ‘cause that’s exactly what good poetry is supposed to evoke. More, the guy plays a damn fine guitar.” – FOLK ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXCHANGE
Like romantic dust Drew Gibson’s music draws on influence from the American days of country-blues and songwriters of the recent past. Since releasing his debut album “Letterbox” in 2007 the finger-style guitarist from Virginia has garnered attention from USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Area Music Association, The Greenville Journal, OnTap Magazine, RVA Magazine, and No Depression, for his intensely personal songs and stagecraft as a live performing story-teller.
In April 2019 Gibson released his fourth record entitled “Shipbuilder.” The latest offering followed his critically acclaimed concept album “1532” which was born from the healing journey on which Gibson embarked after the loss of his father on the Fourth of July 2012. While “Fifteen Thirty-Two” traced stories of Gibson’s family from its roots in Scotland to the branches across Canada and the United States, “Shipbuilder” carries a theme of water throughout, how it flows in our lives, from a rising tide and a receding flood, to how a ship disappears over the horizon. Gibson’s imagery invokes nostalgia and a means to carry on through the ups and downs of life, building dreams to stay above it all.
” …stunning… reminiscent of Justin Townes Earle.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
“…a deft blend of folk, blues, and indie sounds that should sit in any alt-country fan’s music collection, rightly taking its place alongside bands like Wilco and Ryan Adams.” – ON TAP MAGAZINE
“A Minor 7th dream. An independent release deserving mainstream attention. An artist with enormous writing, picking, and vocal chops.” – MINOR 7th
“Virginia singer/songwriter’s album starts off with a bang — three strong originals (one of which reminds me of vintage Mark Knopfler)…it’s well worth checking out.” – USA TODAY
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