Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson returns with Just Keep Drivin, the follow up to his critically acclaimed debut, Make Ready. With his debut, Scott made appearances in the Top 40 of the Americana Chart and Texas Country Chart, had two top 10 singles in Europe, and was named by the Country Music Association as a CMA "Who to Watch" artist. For his sophomore album, he has once again tapped some of Austin's finest musicians, including Make Ready alumni Mac McNabb (producer / guitar) and Rafael Gayol (drums), along with Geoff Queen (Pedal Steel) and Haydn Vitera (fiddle).

Scott has walked a long way to reach this point in his career. Texas born and bred, Gibson spent the first 10 years of his life in the central Texas town of Waco. Boots and a hat were all a boy needed and Scott was cowboy to the core. Rodeos and “Outlaws” ruled his days, Willie and Waylon were the heroes of his youth, and “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” remains one of his favorite songs. The family’s move to the hill country of Austin when he was 10 no doubt changed the course of Scott’s life. A “normal kid,” he began listening to Led Zeppelin and other rock acts, and started playing bass at the age of 16. By the time he was in his twenties, he was a regular fixture in the Austin club scene. A natural musician, he quickly became known for the “hook” and “punch” he brought to the mix, and he has incorporated that signature style into his writing.

Awed by the work of Robert Earl Keen and Guy Clark, Scott began exploring the Americana music scene, listening to artists “on the fringes.” Inspired, he ventured into songwriting at the age of 23. Years later, after a 10-year stint in the Austin club scene, thousands of gigs, steady session work and a stint with Grammy nominee James McMurtry, Scott’s focus shifted from “band member” to “front man.” Suddenly, songwriting was a priority. “I loved the shows, liked the session work, but I wanted more. I didn’t know if I could write great songs,” he says, “but I knew I could write honest songs. That’s what I set out to do.”

Gibson is a songwriter of depth and a singer of undeniable vocal charm. Unique phrasing and laid back style comparable to Kevin Welch, Keen and Clark give Gibson an undeniable power. He virtually kidnaps his listeners and transports them into the music he creates. Melodic hooks, powerful imagery, and guileless and intelligent lyrics are Gibson’s hallmarks.