Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes and exceeds expectations. He has a remarkable audience rapport and his free-spirited performances are inspiring. His voice is positively operatic, and his wit is perceptive, incisive, and acerbic with a generous dose of love. Vance has a gift for songwriting that has made him a beloved and honored headliner on the national stage for decades.
Vance’s performances careen from vibrant to philosophical, rollicking to swinging, tender to hysterical, comical to sincere. His compelling melodies, insightful lyrics, a witty and whimsical point of view always translate into a deep and moving connection with his audiences.
Gilbert has recorded with his good friend Ellis Paul and shared stages worldwide with Aretha Franklin, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, the Milk Carton Kids, George Carlin, Anita Baker, the Subdudes, Paul Reiser and any number of others. He’s headlined the world’s most prestigious gatherings, including the Newport, Winnipeg, Rocky Mountain, Calgary, Ottawa, and Falcon Ridge folk festivals, the Kate Wolf Music Festival, and Australia’s Woodford Folk Festival and Mullum Music Festival.
It is with great pride and honor that we welcome Vance to the Acoustic Stayaway this Friday.