Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet


BaD Dog Buffet


Vance Gilbert (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American folk singer/songwriter. He started as a jazz singer, switched to folk music, became a regular on the open mike circuit in Boston and toured with Shawn Colvin. BaD Dog Buffet is his twelfth album, and was funded entirely by fans.  

Gilbert has tagged himself as the bastard mix of Richard Thompson, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Al Jarreau, and Billie Holiday.

BaD Dog Buffet has a rich instrumental setup featuring help from an immensely varied list of guest performers including Celtic Music harpist and singer Aine Minogue, Bluegrass stars Darol Anger and Joe Walsh Jr., Jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly, Country Rocker Roy Sludge, and all around guitarist Kevin Barry.

 The track to listen to is "Nothing From You" (2).

Reviewed by: Kendall Gilbert

More reviews tagged #Blues

  • reviewed 12/2016

    Lisa Mann
    Hard Times, Bad Decisions

  • reviewed 10/2009

    Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks

  • reviewed 03/2012

    Mac Arnold's Blues Revival; Live at the Grey Eagle

  • reviewed 10/2015

    Georgie Bonds
    Hit It Hard

  • reviewed 04/2012


  • reviewed 03/2007

    Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.