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Richard Gilbert

Born in Fort Worth, TX, Richard Gilbert has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 14 years old. Inspired by the James Taylor's lyrics and playing style and Al Green's voice, Gilbert worked for years to channel those eclectic influences into a unique style characterized by unconventional musicality but firmly rooted in folk traditions.
After a few years of traveling, Gilbert settled in his adopted hometown of Denton, TX, where he played his first open mic night in 2004 at the urging of his son, a regular on the Denton folk music circuit. Since that night, Gilbert has enjoyed a wide variety of musical opportunities, including playing at the Tulsa Mayfest in 2013, 35 Denton 2015/2016, Unofficial Shows at SXSW 2015, Oaktopia 2015 , Backwoods Music Festival 2016, Oaktopia 2015, 2016 Denton Arts & Jazzfest 2015/16/17, Thinline Fest 2016/17.

Gilbert has released two full-length albums, 2005's Can't Stop the Rain and 2011's On the Run (hailed by Tom Franks of Folkwords as a collection of "soul-soothing songs that will stand the test of time"), and 2 EP’s, 2013's Faraway Girl. “I Love The Night” 2015 (reviews by Lucinda Breeding Denton Record Chronicle and Tom Franks FolkWords UK. He has also released a music video, which was nominated for an award.