Katharine Cole performs her country/rock Americana in celebration of the release of her new album, This Is No God. Gibson Wilbanks bathe us in their Southern bluesy sound, and Miss Emma the Didgeridoo Lady opens the show!
Katharine Cole is an award-winning Americana artist with deep roots in both traditional country and hardcore rock. She has released eight albums over her career on major and independent labels and achieved recognition from major media for her intensely personal live shows and powerful vocal style.
Katharine has toured the US and Europe, appeared on major stages including the Great American Music Hall and Slims in San Francisco, the Roxy and Whiskey in Los Angeles, the Bluebird Cafe and Tootsies in Nashville, and The Knitting Factory & CBGBs in New York, the Michigan Women’s Festival, SXSW in Austin, NXNW in Canada…and more.
She has opened for Hootie & The Blowfish, Aaron Tippen, Cake, Train, Third Eye Blind, Elliott Smith, Victoria Williams, Vienna Teng, Matt Nathanson, Wanda Jackson, Red Molly and Amanda Marshall, as well as headlined at several reputable venues and festivals all around the country.
Katharine received the OutMusic Award for best female artist of 2005, she was inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and has received Certificates of Recognition from the California Legislative Assembly for her contribution to the arts and charity work.
When Carly Gibson and BJ Wilbanks first began collaborating musically during the summer of 2011, it was like milk chocolate meeting peanut butter…a beautiful and tasty combination! Up to that point, they had each been pursuing separate solo singer/songwriter careers. Joining forces as Gibson Wilbanks (often performing with bass and drums behind them), they have combined their considerable songwriting and musical skills to create the unique and popular Southern bluesy sound that helped them to win the coveted songwriter’s open mic at Eddie’s Attic in December of 2011.
In 2013 close friend and harmonica genius Brad Bauman joined the ranks of Gibson Wilbanks, rounding out the sound with his tasty, soulful blues licks. Think Gregg Allman meets Bonnie Raitt meets Michael Hedges meets Norton Buffalo with a dash of Al Green–in short, an entertaining and joyful experience not to be missed!