Otis Gibbs: “A Man Trying to Live Decently in an Indecent World”
Otis Gibbs is a man in search of an honest experience. Some people refer to him as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7,000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in the Carpathian Mountains, been strip-searched by dirty cops in Detroit, and has an FBI file.
Otis has played everywhere from labor rallies in Wisconsin, to anti-war protests in Texas, Austria and the Czech Republic, Feed & Seed Stores in the Midwestern U.S. and in countless theaters, festivals, bars and living rooms. Much of his work concentrates on the world that is ignored by pop culture. Sometimes forgotten, obsolete or simply marginalized, it is a world that doesn’t fit into a twenty-second sound bite or a White House talking point. Otis Gibbs has spent the last fifteen years traveling across America and abroad documenting this world, and has a story to share about each stop along the way.
Don’t miss one of America’s best songwriters, with two Austin appearances this weekend!
Saturday, August 1, 8 PM: Opening for Jimmy Lafave at the Cactus Cafe at 8 PM