** PLEASE NOTE: This show was rescheduled to 9th Nov from the original date of 16th Nov. It will take place at our alternative home for the evening: THE WATER RATS, 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ. Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.15pm. **
OTIS GIBBS is a songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as “The best unknown songwriter in music today.” If you ask him, he’ll simply say he’s a folk singer.
He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving A Damn which features favourite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favourite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his two million+ subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, and recently moved back to Indiana with his long-time partner, Amy Lashley. He released a new album in 2020.
Support from FOLEY:
“I was born in Manchester to an Anglo/Irish family. Music was always there at every
family gathering. One of my earliest memories is of singing Beatles songs with my Mum…”
James Foley grew-up with the Americana way of life, singing songs that were busy being
born in the transatlantic port of Liverpool before travelling up the canal to Manchester’s
immigrant communities. This music soaked into his soul and comes out full of flavour in
the exciting songs of maturity the acclaimed songwriter is currently singing. With a new
single and EP imminent, Foley is ready to step out of the lockdown shadows: “I’ve been
recording using a mixture of live and remote techniques,” he reveals. “The process has
opened my eyes to the ease, if you have the right musicians, of getting sessions done
remotely. The lockdown has done me a favour in that sense – I’ve learned the value of
doing things differently.”