Saturday, April 25, 2015
Park Ridge, NJ
Vance Gilbert in Concert
25 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07645 usa
The Acoustic Café is thrilled to welcome Vance Gilbert for the first time in Park Ridge! Special guest singer/songwriter Annika Scilipote will open the show.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics. Word got out about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, and Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across North America by storm. "With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener", wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from that tour. Artists as varied as Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, and the late George Carlin have in recent years requested Vance to be added to their evenings.
Ten accomplished albums later, Vance continues to refine his unlikely union of humor, virtuosity and the unexpected. Whether with classic, original songwriting or ageless interpretations of covers, his is a presentation steeped in deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and contagious unbridled joy - inarguably the blue ribbons that tie and seal the seemingly impossible package that is ….Vance Gilbert.
“Among the quintessential musical poets.“ - Dirty Linen –
Special guest is 17 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annika Scilipote, winner of The ASCAP Foundation’s prestigious Robert Allen Award for excellence in songwriting. www.annikamusic.com
Tickets: $18 advance online $21 door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718 Proceeds benefit the OLM Vallieres, Haiti scholarship fund.