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Gibb Droll Band
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Gibb Droll Band
Title: Dharma
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bama Rags Records
Release Date: 6/9/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 791022004922

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anthony w. waddell | 07/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Writing about Gibb Droll makes me mad, and it makes me sad. Gibb is hands-down the best guitar player I've ever seen live. The first time I saw him at the Bayou in Georgetown, I walked back home in a stupor. The second time at the Bayou, he did things to a guitar you'd need a booth and a roll of quarters to see anywhere else. At the Wetlands and Tramps in NYC.... I was once stopped by a random stranger on the steps of the Met because she saw my Gibb hat and said she was from North Carolina and that he was her favorite artist of all time....The Gibb Droll Band didn't make songs -- they slammed down emotion on the stage in huge chunks of soul-killing blues, swinging jazz, and jumping texas swing. And each member of the band was a musician -- they weren't doing the usual blues band showcasing of a single member.However...I knew there was trouble in paradise when they opened for Edwin McCain at the Wetlands. GDB *opening* for Edwin McCain? Proof that perversity in the universe tends toward maximum. Then started the succession of bass players -- all good, but you just know trouble's around the bend. Then came the self-titled studio CD -- without the rest of the band - which, I'm sad to say, is weak, very weak, compared to the rest of his work.Then, I'm pretty sure, GBD broke up. I don't follow them religiously, so I don't know what happened, but I heard tell Gibb was touring with VonRa, and now touring with somebody else.All of which makes me mad, because apparently folks in general prefer no-talent run-of-the-mill chord-machines to people with an actual gift; and makes me sad because something truly wonderful and beautiful no longer exists anymore.All of which was the long way to say: 1) pick up Dharma, Narrow Mouth Jar, and -- if you can get ahold of it -- the GDB 'Live' CD, because they're great and there ain't gonna be no more; and 2) if Gibb comes to your town (he usually does gigs from Texas to NYC, I think) go see him even without the GDB, because he's a master.Request 'Long Black Train'. It'll send shivers down your spine."
Greatest cd i ever purchased at the mall for 25 cents.
anthony w. waddell | louisville, ky United States | 09/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i got this one cheap and its rich in melodic texture and seriously crafted well rehearsed vocal accompianment with lead guitar that will knock your socks off-sure you wont get such a bargain -but if your like me and want any cd just a cd right away to order and enjoy--order dharma -this is the one!"
Gibb Droll = Cool.
Mark Stanfield | 06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gibb Droll is the hardest working man in 90's blues rock. The first time I saw this phenomenal pick artist was in the basement of the Beta House at Washington and Lee University in March of '92. What I remember most distinctly about that night was how privileged I felt to be in the presence of someone whom I think will emerge as the first real guitar god of Generation X. The unrelentless display of raw energy and emotion in front of me was reminiscent of all the greats - Hendrix, Townshend, Clapton, Vaughan, Page, etc. Gibb Droll represents an era of rock that is unfortunately fading, but every now and again revisited by great bands like the Black Crowes. His album Dharma is as good as any Stevie Ray Vaughan disc. He is a master of the blues, and a reminder of what little we have left of good rock and roll today."