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A blues based rock band from the Southeast was formed by Zip Gibson, the former lead guitarist for Steve Earle and The Dukes. Zip Gibson has been listed in the Marquis Who's Who three times, Who's Who in Entertainment 3rd edition, Who's Who in the South and Southwest 24th edition, Who's Who in the World 13th edition. The Zip Gibson band made its debut opening for Peter Criss and Zack Wilde. After touring and recording for 10 years with a Hall of Fame artist, Steve Earle, multiple appearances on national TV programs such as David Letterman, Nashville Now and MTV, Zip Gibson formed the ZGB to focus on his own music and song writing. With roots from folk, blues, jazz, rock and world beat, the band has developed
a sound that will be around a long time.


With their REVOLUTION EP CD produced by Richard Bennett and Rocky Schnaars, there is in the world of disposable CDs a nonperishable product. A hard hitting groove with melody, lyrics and "Lennon-like" delivery. The band pushes the limits of what is and what can be. They are doing everything your not supposed to and making it work. In one year, they released nine CDs. I don't think your supposed to do that, but they did and pulled it off, too. Two of these CDs are rock and jazz fusion instrumentals, JAZZ HEAD and GTH. I'm not sure, but I believe that is against the contest rules as well. And then get this, another illegal maneuver, they released two blues CDs, THE HOUSTON HARDCORE BLUEZ, total raw roots blues with an edge and TOO UGLY, a Memphis, Texas mix featuring Jimmy Ottey, drummer for James Brown, Little Richard, Taj Mahal and Dave Pomeroy, Bassist for Trisha Yearwood.
Why this name?
ZGB, Zip Gibson Band / members Zip Greg Brian
Do you play live?
Yes, All over Nashville. Currently appearing weekly at Guido's and The Biker Bar. We'll be performing Live at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO this October as well.
If you make it big..?
Zip is donating certain proceeds from the sale of his song "Not So Fonda Jane" to benefit Vietnam Veterans. Making it big will make this per song sale donation large enought to open multiple half way houses for Vietnam Vets. Abacus Records is supporting Zip in this effort by donating it's earnings on "Not So Fonda Jane" to the same fund. The process is already in place. They just need to sell enough albums to make a difference.
Band History:
The ZGB has been together for 5 years recording at Riverside Studio in Nashville TN. The ZGB released 9 CDs in 1998 which were Mastered at Abacus Studio in Houston and are sponsored and promoted by Abacus Records of Houston TX. The ZGB has released 5 CDs in 1999, Revolution the EP, produced by Richard Bennett and Rocky Schnaars, Revolution Rev.1.1 the full Rock CD, The Biker Bar Blues, Blue Moon (Acoustic POP music) and The Sky Is Falling, a Texas Blues CD dedicated to Vietnam Veterans.
The ZGB plays many 'writers nights' around Nashville. They played the Opening of the new Harley Davidson Store at Cool Springs Mall. They are booked weekly at Guido's and The Biker Bar. The ZGB is currently working with an agent booking a tour of Native American Reservations.
Your influences?
Blues, Alternative Blues, Texas Blues Memphis Blues, Rock, Folk, Celtic Rock, Pop, Jazz. Celtic influence. Zip wrote the music for Copperhead Road (Steve wrote the words, Zip wrote the music and taught Steve to play mandolin), which has a heavy Celtic influence and was a big hit.
Favorite spot?
Nashville
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