Band: All the Kimonos, Ansley Stewart
Date: Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: Call 433-9374 for more information
Since the release of his debut album “Significant Trees,” Ferrill Gibbs has established a reputation for being one of the area’s most unique and talented singer-songwriters, both musically and conceptually. This show will give local fans a look at two of his latest projects, for which he united with bassist Ivan Ruyle and guitarist/keyboardist Brent Busby to form All the Kimonos.
Their first show at Callaghan’s will celebrate the release of their debut album “King of the Hemispheres,” a companion to Gibbs’ upcoming novel, “The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt,” which details the adventures of a displaced Alabamian who finds a portal in an abandoned cabin in Mount Lanier, Washington. This portal transports the title character to a small island in the Indian Ocean.
Those familiar with Gibbs’ work won’t be disappointed. His knack for mixing visions from his mind’s eye with thoughtful arrangements once again shines. However, his current full-band context reveals more of his rock sensibilities than his previous work, with great results.
Georgia’s Ansley Stewart provides the album’s background vocals. Before All the Kimonos take the stage, Stewart will provide an opening set.