Claudia Gibson - EPK
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Based in Austin, Texas, Claudia Gibson been a Kerrville New Folk finalist, a Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival artist, and winner of the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest for “Dreamers” from her recent album Louisiana Sky. Claudia’s distinctive, guitar-based songs feature what the Houston Music Review calls “her beautiful voice and thoughtful lyrics.”
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Claudia Gibson's Folk/Americana songs merge her long-honed musical skills with a lifetime's experience, creating songs rich with human emotion. Whether it's the purposeful journey chronicled in "Cleveland, Ohio," the improbably successful domestic life of "Step By Step," or the uncertain dual life lived by young immigrants in "Dreamers," Claudia's songs describe moments and emotions we all recognize. Based in Austin, TX, Claudia has been a Kerrville New Folk finalist, an artist at the Dripping Springs and Corpus Christi Songwriter Festivals, and 1st place winner in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest. She is recording a new album this summer 2023.
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A 2019 Kerrville New Folk Finalist and 2019 Songwriter Serenade Semi-Finalist, Claudia’ Gibson won first place in the 2018 Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest for her song “Dreamers," featured on her current EP Louisiana Sky. Claudia's finely crafted Folk/Americana songs have earned praise from musicians like Gordy Quist of the Band of Heathens, who calls her “a soulful storyteller and a vivid poet,” and Grammy-nominated hit songwriter David Lee, who terms her “a songwriter’s songwriter.” James Killen of the Houston Music Review has cited Claudia’s "beautiful voice and thoughtful lyrics", while DJs on independent radio from Oregon to North Carolina continue to spin tracks from her debut album Step By Step, which earned placement in the Roots Music Report's 2017 Top Americana/Country chart.
Claudia's songs merge her long-honed musical skills with a lifetime's experience, creating songs rich with human emotion. Whether it's the purposeful journey chronicled in "Cleveland, Ohio," the improbably successful domestic life of "Step By Step," or the uncertain dual life lived by DACA recipients in "Dreamers," Claudia's songs ring true because she describes moments and emotions we all know and recognize.
2023 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival artist
2019 Kerrville New Folk Competition Finalist
2019 Songwriter Serenade Semi-Finalist
2019 BW Stevenson Singer-Songwriter Contest Semi-Finalist
2018 Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival artist
1st place 2018 Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest for “Dreamers”
Mainstage set at 2018 Woody Guthrie Festival
Step By Step - Roots Music Report's Top Americana Country Album Chart 2017
Honorable Mention, Houston Music Review writer James Killen - 2017 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Review
Top Five Song of the Month for “Step By Step,” Songwriter Universe, May 2017
SXSW live radio performing slot, SunRadio 2017 Yeti Flagship Stage
Featured one hour radio interviews - WBSD 89.1 FM Burlington, WI and KWVH 94.1 Wimberley, TX
1st place honors in several song categories at the 2016 and 2017 Texas Music Symposium
The Indie Bible PopScore Pick, January 2017 for "Real Love"
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“Claudia is a soulful storyteller and a vivid poet.”
— Gordy Quist, Producer and co-founder of The Band of Heathens
“Claudia Gibson is truly a Songwriter’s Songwriter. Her musicianship and knowledge of language and story are quickly putting her in line with our great Texas tunesmiths.”
— David Lee, Grammy Nominated Songwriter