Vance Gilbert | Nearness of You

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Nearness of You

by Vance Gilbert

This is a solo-jazz-vocal-acoustic guitar offering of favorite standards by a guy better known as a acoustic singer-songwriter. Up close, intimate, with one overdub!
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Again
2:13 $0.99
2. I'll Buy You a Star
2:06 $0.99
3. Moonlight in Vermont
2:00 $0.99
4. 'Round Midnight
4:31 $0.99
5. Dindi
3:51 $0.99
6. Mas Que Nada
3:07 $0.99
7. For the Good Times
4:04 $0.99
8. I'm Beginning to See the Light
1:32 $0.99
9. Prelude to a Kiss
2:43 $0.99
10. Ain't Misbehavin'
2:14 $0.99
11. Nearness of You
3:22 $0.99
12. When Sunny Gets Blue
2:33 $0.99
13. Laura
1:39 $0.99
14. Weaver of Dreams
1:29 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
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 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. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 3 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, Paul Reiser, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 75+ shows for comedian George Carlin.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. His performances often feature extended guitar and vocal improvisational forays, and Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft.



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