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one day our whispers

by otis gibbs

" In troubadour Otis Gibbs, we may have found America's contemporary Billy Bragg. Not since late A&M period Phil Ochs have we heard such a distinctly American blending of the personal and the political" - Edward Burch, HARP MAGAZINE
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1. karluv most
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2. small town saturday night
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3. daughter of a truck drivin man
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4. get me out of detroit
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5. i wanna change it
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6. ours is the time
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7. the peoples day
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8. murder at the read house
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9. thirty three
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10. ballad of the highway
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11. putnam county girl
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12. iris
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13. big brother john
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14. lonely room
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15. the night bleeds hope
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Album Notes
" In troubadour Otis Gibbs, we may have found America's contemporary Billy Bragg. Not since late A&M period Phil Ochs have we heard such a distinctly American blending of the personal and the political"
- Edward Burch, HARP MAGAZINE

"It's the perfect mix of wit and grit."
-Rick Cornell, NO DEPRESSION

"Gibbs is a Midwesterner with a long beard, a trucker's hat and and a bag of sharply observed country-rock songs, some far enough to the left side of the political fence to make him a spiritual descendent of Woody Guthrie and brother of Steve Earle. But it's the heart-touching humanity he displays that wins your heart."

"Thinking Mans Country comes closest to the sound and wordsmithing of this brilliant singer/songwriter."

"Level-headed yet skewed-view storyteller Otis Gibbs explains it all on this unplugged masterpiece"

"Gibbs is the real deal. You can fake a lot of things, but effective songwriting is not one of them."
-CITY BEAT (Cincinnati)

"with his insightful songs and pleasingly raspy voice that could use a little WD-40, Gibbs doesn’t need much else."

"Otis Gibbs is a country rocker stripped bare. Just basic arrangements, unadorned vocals and simple story songs -- along with a good ol' Midwestern workin' man's populism -- make "One Day Our Whispers" one of the year's most satisfying musical meals."

"The song "Small Town Saturday Night" is the kind of keenly observed Americana snapshot Robert Earl Keen was so good at before he lost his way."
-Chris Jorgensen, THE BILLINGS GAZETTE (Montana)

"Gibbs brings the themes together in a uniquely unified way, weaving love and politics and melancholy into one seamless portrait. Perhaps Gibbs achieved this because he sees each of those elements as part of the human experience. His own in particular."
-Jedd Beaudoin, F5 (Wichita)


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Great CD Otis!
Had never heard of Otis Gibbs before, but this record is a very pleasant surprise and I'll be checking you out further. Good Luck!

Jon Sutton

Saw Otis in Kalamazoo on the eve of the fourth and was floored. Otis is the consummate pro. He was solo and his fluid guitar playing, americana grit and thought provoking yet clever lyrics made me wonder if there was even room on that stage for accompaniment. I was pleasantly surprised to hear fully fleshed out tunes on the disc. Otis, consider me a fan. We'll meet again.

Mark J Hunt

Brilliant Album
Otis Gibbs is a brilliant singer/songwriter. He has been compared to the legendary Billy Bragg and this is a very fair comparison. This album mixes politics and love songs and is one the best albums I have ever heard. Why Otis isn't a household name is very hard to understand - he deserves to be.


One year on
A year since I bought this from here and I play it most days. Has to be one of the greatest albums I've ever heard - comparisons to Billy Bragg & Phil Ochs are only half the story. Like Mark, I saw Otis supporting Billy Bragg in London, and I'll be going to see him when he's back in the UK in July.

Curtis Henderson

Woody is smiling down
very fine effort with concise songwriting and skilled guitar playing. Mr. Gibbs lays down great folk stories in the tradition of Woody Guthrie. songs of protest wrapped in hope along with several tracks painting a beautiful picture of the places he has seen. Small Town Saturday Night will touch the heart of any midwesterner.