Album – FUNKY IN THE COUNTRY

Bob Gibson FUNKY IN THE COUNTRY

FUNKY IN THE COUNTRY

Recorded live at Amazingrace Coffee House in 1974, this solid collection of songs had been several years in the making. Accompanying himself on 12-string guitar, with John Guth playing lead, Bob returns to the pure acoustic folk sound with which he had long been identified. Recognizing that formulas used by the major labels allow for little remuneration for the artist until all expenses are recouped, Bob did something very few performers were doing at that time – he released Funky in the Country on his own label.

Legend Enterprises 1974
Bob Gibson Legacy (Re-issue) 2008

One of the finest singers in American folk history returns to the recording scene with a fine live set. Acoustic material, as might be expected. Gibson’s vocal sound as strong as ever.

Billboard - Aug 9, 1975

NEWS, REVIEWS & NOTES

FAME

Gibson was both deadly serious and breezily cool, qualities in abundant evidence throughout the performance. His adroitness in the style permeates the roster of songs… Funky carries a vibe impossible to evoke now…

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by Mark S. Tucker

Rambles Magazine

Gibson at his set building best, always varied in tempo and tone… Guth and Gibson play off of each other beautifully. It’s an amazing piece of work, one that I’ve been listening to consistently since 1974 without ever becoming bored …

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by Michael Scott Cain