Songwriter, Drew Gibson's critically successful debut album. Distinct as a dusty street, as if grown from the earth, rooted in soil and dirt, yet blossoming with flowery heartache, Letterbox possesses a brand of yearning for the simple things - front porches, wooden chairs, and all things folk and blue. Working with award-winning producer, Marco Delmar, and such talented musicians as drummer Robbie Magruder, bassist Jon Nazdin, as well as close friend and fellow musician, Paul Curreri, this debut is a body of work with eloquent testimony.
Possessing an acoustic foundation with walls of electricity and melodic in its simplicity, Letterbox brings a level of professionalism and maturity rarely seen in a freshman effort today. The album reaches into a world of country blues, roots music, Americana, and folk. With influences from Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Mississippi John Hurt, spinning melodies with outstanding guitar picking stature is truly this working man's craft.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING...
“Who is Drew Gibson? Only one of the most talented singer-songwriters to emerge recently from Virginia. Gibson crafts heartfelt lyrics that are confessional, personal and poetic - the kind of music that makes your heart ache.”
- Go Triad, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
“Drew Gibson’s guitar playing is informed by heavy-hitting, finger-picking masters of the past, and his song-writing is dynamic and thoughtful. It’s a joy to hear this artist at work.”
- David Cotton, Jammin' Java, Vienna, Virginia
"Drew is an insanely talented blues musician with great vocals and songs. Reminiscent of an old Grog favorite of mine, Ben Andrews, Gibson skillfully plays Delta Blues with a great hook."
- Colin Hoss, Grog and Tankard, Washington, DC
"If I hadn't seen it for myself, I could have sworn David Wilcox and Peter Case had somehow spawned an offspring. With a hint of 'old school' blues, Gibson's songs are thoughtful, passionate, and full of emotion. Backed by some dazzling guitar work, he delivers them effortlessly with vocals that can be both course and tender. When it comes to up and coming singer-songwriters, Drew is certainly someone to keep your eyes on."
- Chris Patterson, Austin Grill, Silver Spring, Maryland