Vose Library hosts a live performance by Martin Gibson, on April 21 for the “Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6pm” event.
“Songwriter, guitarist and author, Gibson will thrill us with an evening of fabulous music,” said Vose, in a news release.
Martin Gibson has been writing and performing music for as long as he can remember. At age 12 he was rescued from a near pointless life of diagramming sentences, starting an insect and worm rehab clinic, and believing everything he heard from his grandfather, who gave him his first guitar. He has penned over 200 vocal and instrumental works for guitar, piano and banjo resulting thus far in two albums, Guitarville and Country Music Spoken Here.
Gibson has performed more than 1,000 concerts and guitar and songwriting workshops at festivals, colleges, public and private schools, libraries, museums, and special events. He has opened for Buckwheat Zydeco, Michael Hedges, Bela Fleck, Leo Kottke, and Jake Shimabukuro, and he was the originator and co-curator of the 2005 "Player’s Art" exhibit at Colby College, which featured 108 guitars and instruments built by 22 Maine luthiers. A prisoner perpetually seeking parole from boredom (and alliteration), Gibson song-jacked a few of the tunes from Country Music Spoken Here and added twenty more new songs in the styles of rock, blues, folk, reggae, opera, classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, and bluegrass to construct his musical, She Can't Stop Dancing, for which he wrote the complete book, music, and lyrics.
Besides composing much new music, Gibson has spent a good portion of this last mercurial year rediscovering painting and drawing, writing a second musical, repairing guitars, and finishing a self-instruction book about guitar and songwriting techniques entitled, Time Well Spent.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 3pm on April 21 to register for this online event.
Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road in Union, and is currently open for browse and borrow appointments and for curbside pick up.
FMI, please call 207.785.4733.