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Monday, July 7, 2014

Singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs sings tales inspired by his father.

Met and Ramsbottom Festival favourite Otis Gibbs returns to Bury with material from his latest album, Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth, on Thursday 24 July at 8pm.


Otis Gibbs is a singer-songwriter from Nashville who has spent the last seventeen years travelling across America and has a story to tell about every stop along the way. He has planted 7,176 trees in his lifetime, slept in hobo jungles, walked with Romanian shepherds and once wrestled a bear (he lost).  His songs tell brutally realistic stories of the struggle to survive.


The quality of song writing is absolutely unquestionable. His songs are about the ordinary man and are filled with incident, relevance, sincerity and somehow just seem to be “the truth” – Folk Radio UK


New album, Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth, was partially inspired by his father; a man who rode a Harley Davidson and spent thirty years throwing bags of starch into boxcars for $1.85 an hour. He retired with a worn out back, a bad shoulder and a cheap certificate in a cardboard frame.


Tickets to see Otis Gibbs perform at The Met are £12. For more information or to book phone Box Office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz