In the music world, Carly Gibson is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean acoustic guitar. In addition, she is developing a substantial reputation for her skill on electric guitar and has performed numerous times as lead guitarist with Caroline Aiken. Carly may be young but she sports an old soul; her... dedication to her art is readily apparent in her performance.
A home-grown Georgia native, BJ Wilbanks creates blues-infused music reminiscent of a bygone era, combining deeply-rooted Delta blues, country, funk, soul, and acoustic Southern rock to create a sound that is familiar, yet uniquely his own. His heartwarming tales of heartache, love, and home combine artfully with an engaging live performance that, in one moment, can sit you back in your chair and ...in the next, rock you right back out of it! Wilbanks crafts his distinctive sound with his trusty old acoustic guitar, often accompanied by finger slide or harmonica. His original songs range from break-your-heart romantic to stomp-your-foot grooving, merging back-porch soul rhythm with a gospel vocal overtone and a slanky, steady beat. He'll often sling his guitar over his lap to play a slide tune that evokes the image of old field working men and chase it with a contrasting tune filled with sweet strumming, gentle singing and smooth picking.