Album – STOPS ALONG THE WAY

Bob Gibson STOPS ALONG THE WAY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

Bob Gibson turned 60 in November of 1991. To celebrate the occasion, he did a studio recording with a live audience of invited friends. The song list spans the 38 years of Bob’s career to that point – from some of his early banjo tunes to the title song, Stops Along the Way, co-written by Bob and Shel Silverstein. With Michael Smith on bass and Bob accompanying himself on banjo and 12-string, the evening’s performance truly lived up to its name – Stops Along the Way.

B*G Records, 1991

It is a convention to suggest that Bob Gibson is little more than a footnote to the folk revival of the late ’50s and early ’60s, but listening to this album one hears his unmistakable influence on a generation of folk-pop singers including Steve Goodman, John Prine, John Denver, and Harry Chapin. This concert is really Gibson’s last performance in the style he forged over 40 years of shows. It gives an excellent impression of a long underrated singer and songwriter and, despite being a valedictory, provides the best introduction to his work.

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