William F. Gibbs

William F. Gibbs

Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Saturday – Sep 26 – 12:00

William F. Gibbs is changing the way we think about modern songwriting. Since his debut album, My Fellow Sophisticates, released on June 3, 2008, it has garnered national attention due to its blatant departure from conventional 'singer-songwriter fare,' not by bending genres, but by effortlessly jumping from one to another. Though new to the industry, Gibbs represents a new breed of songwriters of which he is leading the pack.

Though Gibbs is not the first artist to veer willingly from one genre to another in experimentation, there are few who can commit to such heavy-handed genre "jumps" from song to song while still implanting some unidentifiable thread of consistency that doesn't leave the listener feeling lost. "The responsibilities of a singer-songwriter are greater now than they ever have been." says Gibbs. "We have so much music to mine and learn from, and we don't have major labels or bandmates demanding a compromise of vision. Singer-songwriters should be making the most stunning and compelling albums, because we have so few limitations."