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Virginia native Drew Gibson brings his sprawling yet intimate brand of Americana to the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club this Sunday, December 13. Playing in support of his third full-length album, 1532, Gibson seamlessly blends the finger-style playing of American primitivism with modern folk and rock sensibilities.
Released in February of this year, 1532 was written in the wake of the death of Drew's father. Gorgeously elegiac without being mournful, the album explores the Gibson clan's origins in Scotland and its spread across North America. Drew's raspy tenor recalls Springsteen's solo work and Randy Newman's more autobiographical material, while his guitar playing recalls that of area icon John Fahey.
Opening for Drew will be Charlottesville singer-songwriter Devon Sproule.