Goodbye, 2016; Hello, 2017.

Among the endless “best of” and “year in reviews”, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that 2016 was just the worst. We lost so many great musical talents, as well as several inspirational actors and comedians. Oh, and to top it all off we (the royal we) elected a xenophobic, misogynistic con-artist who has no idea what he’s doing, seems hell bent on setting us back ~50 years, and has an itchy nuclear trigger finger.

Despite all that, and the fact that I only played 3 shows this year, 2016 was actually one of the best years of my life. I got to marry my best friend and celebrate it with my new family and friends. I got to be a part of her (and now my new) sister’s wedding, as well as celebrate so many other friends tying the knot. I started a new job that will allow me to leave work at the office when I’m done for the day, which should hopefully provide me more time to focus on the thing I love and makes me who I am, music.

In 2017, I’ll be flushing out this website, writing and recording new music, and playing a steady stream of shows. I hope to go at this full steam, and with a little help from my friends, 2017 will be the year I finally put out a full length OSG EP.

For those of you who’ve been listening to me make music for the past 17 years, thank you so much for your love and support. I can’t put in to words how much it’s meant to me that you’ve stuck with and believed in me. For those who are newer to the journey, thanks for not giving up on me and for pushing me to continue making music. For those just joining me now, welcome and get ready for a great year.

 

Much love & Happy New Year,

Gibbons