Vance Gilbert is a singer/songwriter who has been active on the folk music scene for over fourteen years. Shortly after beginning his career in Boston in the early 90s, Gilbert released his debut recording Edgewise in 1994 and quickly established himself as a staple performer on the national folk and singer/songwriter circuits. While Gilbert's guitar work is decidedly folk-based, his voice tends toward a soul or even jazz-based style. Between songs during live sets, Gilbert cracks jokes and shares anecdotes in a manner that has become as much a part of his art as his music. His discography of eight records includes one live release, Somerville Live, a collaborative record with Ellis Paul (Side Of The Road) and a live DVD (Now You See Him).