"Step by step...."
She's a Texas-based singer-songwriter whose melodic Folk/Americana tunes weave stories about the common human experiences: love, loss, trials and relationships, all set to strong acoustic guitar arrangements. “Claudia is a soulful storyteller and a vivid poet,” says Gordy Quist co-founder of The Band of Heathens and producer of Claudia’s CD, Step By Step.
A lifelong songwriter, singer and guitarist born in New York’s Hudson Valley, Claudia Gibson has called the Texas Hill Country her home for the past ten years. While her occupations have included writer, UPS truck loader, switchboard operator, waitress, librarian and mother of three, music has always been a constant in Claudia’s life. With her new solo CD, Step By Step, Claudia’s music once more emerges front and center as she shares her songs with a wider audience.
Claudia's current solo CD, Step By Step, was produced by Gordy Quist of the top Americana/Rock band, Band of Heathens, and features two of Quist's Heathens band mates, multi-instrumentalist Scott Davis and drummer Richard Millsap, as well as talented newcomer Lauren Hunt on harmonies. Step By Step has received airplay on independent radio stations in the U.S. and Europe, charting in the top 25 albums on the Roots Music Review Americana/Country charts for several months, with the song “Step By Step” entering RMR’s Americana/Country singles chart at #10, and also charting on the AMA Radio and Roots 66 Airplay charts for several weeks. Step By Step also made the Roots Music Report's Top Americana Country Album Chart for 2017.
Recorded in 2016 in the beautiful, relaxed Treefort Studios in Austin's Westlake Hills, Step By Step owes its warm rootsy vibe to the players, producer Gordy Quist, and engineer Jim Vollentine (Patty Griffin, Old 97s, Spoon), who coaxed a beautiful sound out of the studio's vintage tube amplifiers and mics.
Claudia's recent accomplishments include:
- Oct 2017 - KWVH Wimberley Valley Radio - "Breakfast With Coach" Live interview, songs
- Sept 2017 - Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Showcases, Austin, TX
- Aug 2017 - KWVH Wimberley Valley Radio "On River Time" with Dirje Childs - full hour interview and live songs
- May 2017- Songwriter Universe "Top Five Song of the Month" for "Step By Step"
- Apr 2017 - WBSD 89.1 FM Burlington, WI – full hour interview/songs from Step By Step
- Mar 2017 - Featured performer, Sun Radio Live YETI Flagship Stage, SXSW2017, Austin
- Feb 2017 - Step By Step selected for Pandora Radio
- Jan 2017 - The Indie Bible PopScore Pick, Week 4 2017 for "Real Love"
- Jan 2017 - 1st place, two categories, Austin Songwriters Group Fall 2017 Songwriting Contest for "Trouble" and "The Days"
- Jan 2017 - Publisher's Pick, Texas Songwriter's Symposium for "The Days"
- Sept 2016 - CD Release/Webcast at Strange Brew Loungeside, Austin
- Sept 2016 - Featured Artist on Sun Radio DJ Kevin Connor's morning show, Austin Texas for "Real Love"
- July 2016 - 1st place, three categories, Austin Songwriters Group Spring 2016 Songwriting Contest for "Step By Step", "Real Love" and "Cleveland Ohio"
Claudia plays at venues in and around the Austin/Hill Country area, and is a regular at former Nashville songwriter David Lee’s weekly Lamplighter Songwriters Night at the Shade Tree Saloon in Spring Branch, TX.