Otis Gibbs plus Support: Matt Sayers

The Friends Of Thimblemill Library welcome back US folk troubadour Otis Gibbs, plus local indie-folk singer-songwriter Matt Sayers.

Friday 31st May 2024
7:30pm til 11:00pm (Performance starts 8:00pm)
Minimum Age

Friday 31st May 2024
7:30pm til 11:00pm (Performance starts 8:00pm)
Minimum Age

Otis Gibbs plus Support: Matt Sayers

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Otis Gibbs plus Support: Matt Sayers

Otis Gibbs plus Support: Matt Sayers

Otis Gibbs | Matt Sayers

Music Genres

Acoustic | Blues | Country/Americana | Folk | World Music


Live In The Library


“Gibbs’ songwriting is deeply personal and profound. It’s plain to see Otis Gibbs is a man you should give a damn about. ”Rolling Stone

Otis Bio
Otis Gibbs is a Songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as “The best unknown songwriter in music today.” If you ask him, he’ll simply say he’s a Folk Singer.

He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving Damn which features your favorite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favorite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his 3 million+ subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, spent 12 years in East Nashville and has recently returned home to Indianapolis with his long time partner, Amy Lashley.

“Gibbs has been likened to everyone from Guthrie to Springsteen — but his is the rare voice that stands on its own.” -Esquire
“Man, can this singer tell a story …”  -USA Today
Matt Sayers

Nestled in the embrace of indie folk, Matt Sayers, a singer-songwriter from England with a penchant for heartfelt storytelling, draws inspiration from the revered Laurel Canyon troubadours of the 70s—think Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. In the contemporary tapestry of his sound, echoes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Noah Gundersen, and the Milk Carton Kids find a home.

Matt’s lyrical wanderings often lead to introspective destinations. Tracks like “Dancing Girl” grapple with the weight of mortality, while “Jericho” speaks to the universal search for a place to call home. His melodies carry a delicate balance, blending the old-world charm of Laurel Canyon with a modern touch that resonates with today’s listeners.

Matt invites you to join him on a journey of self-discovery, with each song being a mirror reflecting the shared emotions and experiences that bind us all. In the gentle strumming of his guitar and the warmth of his voice, Matt finds a timeless connection that speaks to the heart.

Limited Earlybird tickets available at only £12.00 (£8.00 concessions).

General Advance tickets & on the door entry will be £14.00 (£10.00 concessions).

Doors open at 7.30pm & music will commence at 8.00pm.
Note that this will be a mainly seated show.

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Venue Address

Thimblemill Road, Smethwick,, Smethwick, B67 5RJ

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