Singer/songwriter Philip Gibbs is a native of Austin TX, but has ancestral roots in the Mississippi Delta, the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, and Appalachia, reaching back to the earliest settlement of that country. It’s not surprising then, that for years he has felt irresistibly compelled to play music, given the amount of great music his genes have been exposed to over the centuries. For over a decade now, he has been writing and performing songs in places like Texas, New York and Nashville. Recently, Gibbs has been honored to have six of his songs covered by five other artists on record – four for other artists’ independent records and two for demos for Focus Features. Also, in 2005, Gibbs introduced two new songs in Austin in an extended-run Vortex Production of Sleeping Beauty, which is now enjoying its second sold-out run.