Jim Gibson’s formative years were spent listening to Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, Ray Charles, Motown and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
As a teenager in Los Angeles in the 1960s, he wanted to play music and asked his parents for a drum kit. Instead, they bought him an accordion. A year later he was playing bass in the high school orchestra when he asked again for a drum kit.
This time his parents bought him a guitar. And, we all can be thankful for that.
Whether he’s playing in a band or as a solo act, Jim relies on that guitar, and it serves him well.
Jim’s repertoire includes music from all different genres, but he always returns to the blues and gospel that’s got a hold of his heart.
And, we can thank his parents that they never caved and bought him that drum kit he wanted so much.