The Billy Gibson Band
The Billy Gibson Band
He has made guest appearances on a few artists' CDs including Deborah Coleman's Soft Place To Fall (Blind Pig 2000) and Michael Burks' I Smell Smoke (Alligator 2003). Around the same time, Gibson received a BA in music from the University of Memphis. He is the author of six CDs (two of them show his jazz fascinations) and one DVD. Gibson's career has been a constant progression and immersion into many genres of music, with blues being the foundation and primary inspiration of his artistic endeavours. Gibson's talent and commitment have not gone unrecognized.
In 1999 he received an endorsement from Hohner, his harmonica of choice. In 2005 he got the title of the Beale Street Entertainer of the Year. Next year he became Nominee to the Blues Award as Best New Artist Debut for the CD: "The Billy Gibson Band" and in 2009 he received the Blues Music Award for the Instrumentalist Of The Year - Harmonica. In 2009 he took part in the Bluzapalooza Tour visiting the American troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Billy Gibson and Magda Piskorczyk met for the first time during Magda's visit in Memphis.
In Summer 2010 they gave 22 concerts in one month - throughout Poland, Germany and Czech Republic. Magda Piskorczyk's album "Afro Groove" presents almost 80 minutes of the concert recorded in Poland during this tour. Billy Gibson - Discography: DVD Billy Gibson - The Prince of Beale Street: Live at the North Atlantic Blues Festival DVD  CD The Billy Gibson Band - Live at Rum Boogie Café  The Billy Gibson Band - Southern Livin'  Billy Gibson - The Billy Gibson Band  Billy Gibson - In A Memphis Tone  Billy Gibson - Nearness Of You  Billy Gibson - Billy Gibson  Junkyardmen - Keep on Workin'  Junkyardmen - Scrapheap Full of Blues  as a guest (chosen): Magda Piskorczyk feat. Billy Gibson - Afro Groove  Slowride - The Daddy Mack Blues Band  Charlie Wood - Lucky  Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke  David Bowen - Where There's A Will There's A Way  Deborah Coleman - Soft Place to Fall  Multimedia and Internet: Video: Billy Gibson on the BBCs "Destination Music": www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MFik2-eeYs Myspace: www.myspace.com/thebillygibsonband www.billygibson.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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