Boston based Vance Gilbert started out hoping to sing jazz, later gravitating towards the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music.
Shawn Colvin made him special guest on her Fat City tour. With 12 albums (5 for Rounder Records), Gilbert has been opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin and Arlo Guthrie, later opening 140+ shows for the late George Carlin.
More recently he’s consistently fronted Paul Reiser, the Milk Carton Kids, and the Subdudes.
He has tunes on pop star Mike Posner’s upcoming album, and a tune on a Grammy Nominated children’s album.