This week”s Album of the Week is Dave Gibb”s Story Song
Dave talks with Ross about the CD, songwriting and other nonsense. Listen in from 12 noon and midnight today and 6pm on Monday
HAILING from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village.
A superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, he is an established performer throughout the acoustic/folk club, festival and concert scene.
Having realised that he was never going to be the new Rory Gallagher Dave drew his early inspiration as a guitarist from such ‘heroes’ as Paul Simon, Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch and anyone else who plays acoustic guitar, and he continues to pick up influences from more contemporary players.