Vance Gilbert Concert @SledersTavern On the Porch 2/26/18, 7 pm ET

Vance Gilbert to Perform on the Porch, February 26

January 15, 2018

Sleder’s Family Tavern is pleased to announce the next performer in our On the Porch concert series: singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert.  The On the Porch concert series is a monthly showcase featuring performers singing their original work in a club atmosphere.  It is a commitment to allow artists to perform their music in a concert setting, and the series focuses on performers who write/sing/perform their own material.  

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics.  Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music.  Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. 

Not only a consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul.  Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, in 2006 and 2007, Gilbert opened 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin.  Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert’s approach to the acoustic singer-songwriter idiom is significant.  Gilbert’s compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller’s craft.  He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children’s album.  How rounded is that?  Sleder’s is delighted to be hosting this performance by Vance Gilbert.  His music and wit are the perfect tonic for a cold winter’s night. 



The show is set for Monday evening, February 26th, 2018 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Sleder’s, Oryana Food Cooperative, and Brilliant Books in Traverse City.  For tickets or more information call the Tavern at: 947-9213. 

What Others are Saying

“Among the quintessential music poets.”  -Dirty Linen

“Gilbert took the stage, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, a whimsical sense of humor and an astonishingly smooth, pure, tenor voice. But that proved more than enough.”—–Chicago Tribune.

Vance Gilbert Concert @SledersTavern On the Porch 2/26/18, 7 pm ET

Vance Gilbert Concert @SledersTavern On the Porch 2/26/18, 7 pm ET

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