Folk singer Otis Gibbs comes to West Coker

WEST Coker is the only Somerset date of Otis Gibbs’ UK tour.

WEST Coker is the only Somerset date of Otis Gibbs’ UK tour.

First published in What's On by

AMERICAN folk star Otis Gibbs is playing a free gig at the Royal George Inn in West Coker on tonight (Saturday).

The renowned singer first stepped on stage at the age of four when he sang Jimmie Rodgers’ country music classic ‘Waiting for a Train’ at a neighbourhood honky tonk.

Since then he has toured across the world, playing everywhere from labour rallies in Wisconsin, to anti-war protests in Texas, Austria and the Czech Republic.

The Indiana native is known for his anti-war songs and radical lyrics, with much of his work focusing on the world outside of popular culture.

In 2004 he released the critically acclaimed album ‘One Day Our Whispers’, featuring the track ‘The Peoples Day’ which was later included in a Wall Street Journal list compiled by Billy Bragg of the Top Five Songs with Something to Say.

This placed Gibbs in the company of Bob Dylan, The Clash, Sam Cooke, and Chuck Berry.

His latest record, ‘Grandpa Walked a Picketline’, was released October last year and showcases Otis’ ability to breathe life into the characters of his songs.

Otis is playing the Royal George Inn as part of his tour of the UK and Ireland.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

For more information click on the links below.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree