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Drew Gibson, Laura Rice

Drew Gibson

Laura Rice

Tue, March 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


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Drew Gibson
Drew Gibson’s music is reminiscent of American Primitivism riding on influence from the American days of country-blues and the singer-songwriters of the recent past. Since releasing his debut album “Letterbox” in 2007, the self-taught finger-style guitarist has garnered attention from USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Area Music Association, and esteemed Americana magazine, No Depression, for his intensely personal songs and his stagecraft as a live performing story-teller.

Gibson recently released his third effort entitled “1532.” The latest offering was born from the healing journey on which he embarked after the loss of his father on the Fourth of July 2012. "Fifteen Thirty-Two" traces stories of Gibson’s family from its roots in Scotland to the branches across Canada and the United States. In 2016, Drew began recording his fourth album which will be released in late 2017

"Infectiously melodic songs and virtuosic guitar playing. A fascinating listen.” -The Greenville Journal

“An album that should be considered among the finest of 2015.”
-No Depression

"It's 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

“Well worth checking out.”
-USA Today
Laura Rice
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved to sing. Music has been this thing that consumed me from a very young age. It all began with listening to records with my dad and listening to him talk about his time on the stage. From there went school choirs, concert band, marching band, musicals and talent shows. I pretty much sang anywhere that would let me.

Music really began to change for me when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Those thirteen weeks in boot camp challenged my mind, body and spirit. But music was the one thing that helped me to keep going. I sang to myself during long hikes and proudly sang cadence for my sister Marines whenever allowed. At one point my drill instructors asked me “why are you here? Why aren’t you singing?” I never thought of music as any thing more than a dream.

Early in my singing career, I competed in Nashville Star during the first season, which aired on the USA network in 2003. Despite the fact I did not make the finals, I did progress through multiple elimination round shape and went far enough in the competition to have the opportunity to perform for Sony Records.

After taking time off to pursue academic success, I was blessed with the opportunity to join “TypeCast,” a Hampton Roads based band. My experience and performance with “TypeCast” has re-ignited my passion and vigor for music once more. The wonderful experience and the opportunity to work with such talented artists have inspired me to seek out further musical opportunities and to expand my musical repertoire.

I guess this brings me to today. I am finally getting a chance to live my dream.

Performing with “TypeCast” has given me many amazing experiences including the opportunity to sing at national venues such as; The NorVa, and The National in Virginia, as well as Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee.

I am now working on my solo career. This project has so far been the most amazing experience ever.

Every day is a dream come true. Every day is a story to tell my children one day.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229