I’ve never met them, but Gibbs & Lashley family is still very dear to me. This is mostly because I’ve listened hours and hours of the greatest podcast of all times, Thanks For Giving a Damn with Otis Gibbs where Otis has also shared little snippets of his family life. Often with Frankie the cat purring on his lap. They just seem like a really kind and warmhearted family and therefore I hold Otis, Amy, Russell, Frankie, Baby… Well all of them in very high regard.
The reason I’m writing this is that Amy Lashley just released a new and magnificent album Daredevils, Strugglers and Daydreamers. It was produced by Otis Gibbs and Thomm Jutz and you can buy the download from Bandcamp or the CD from the Otis Gibbs webstore. I have to decide which route to take myself, but it’s a sure thing I need to buy this. This is so damn good. Otis better up his game, if he wants to be the songwriting champ in the family. And no it’s not a competition. It’s great to have them both making wonderful music. If you don’t take my word for it, watch this beautiful video for the song Blame The Wind. You might have to watch it a few times though, because Russell the dog steals the show and for the first few times I kind of just admired that handsome fellow and didn’t pay enough attention to the gorgeous song.