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Austin Songwriter Scott Gibson Releases ''Sunday Social'' August 1 -- A Texas-Sized Dose Of Fun -- From His MAKE READY CD.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2003

"Sunday Social," Scott Gibson's first international single release, is a subtle blend of bluegrass and country combined with just a dash of old-time religion and a Texas-sized dose of fun.

The lanky Austin native recalls the story behind the song: "I wrote this a few weeks after my sister's first child was born. I imagined a big party for her out on the farm where her family lived. There's a whole lot of Gibson in this one -- pitchin' washers (a long-standing Gibson tradition), quilts, hymns and kids." Masterful guitar work, clear-as-a-bell mandolin licks and competition-quality dobro enhance Scott's enthusiastic vocal performance. This record is as refreshing as a dip in a cool creek on a hot summer's day, yet as heartwarming as one of his "Granddaddy Gib's" sermons. "Sunday Social" is the first international single to be released (via August Country HotDisc) from Scott's new CD, MAKE READY.

Scott embodies the very best of today's Americana music. MAKE READY is his first full-length CD and it was well worth the wait. Filled with his trademark imagery, insightful lyrics and melodic hooks, this project resonates with originality and charm. From the gospel-tinged "Hand It Over," to the guitar-driven "Robin-On-Hudson," the project is a masterful outing from a talented newcomer. Standout tracks include: "Make Ready," a train beat call-to-arms about holding fast to an inner sense of hope and "The Hardest Part Of Hurtin' (Is The Hope)," a classic country ballad so filled with misery that it's hard for the casual listener to remember that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Gibson honed his chops in the Austin club scene for nearly 10 years before making this record. A solid bassist, he's played literally thousands of gigs, laid down his signature licks on numerous records and done his share of roadwork. Scott shares musicians' credits with some of Austin's hottest pickers: Chris Gage (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Flatlanders) -- mandolin, accordion, guitars and Robbie Gjersoe (The Flatlanders, Hal Ketchum, Robbie Fulks, Jimmie Dale Gilmore) -- Dobro, lap steel, guitars. Additional axemen include David Abeyta (Reckless Kelly) and Paul LeMond (Paul LeMond Band). Sitting in on drums is Rafael Gayol (The Flatlanders, Kelly Willis, Patty Griffin, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen), and wearing multiple hats is Producer Mac McNabb (Soul Hat, Michael Fracasso, Trish Murphy) on guitars, percussion, harmonica, tambourine, electric piano and organ.

"Sunday Social" will arrive at international radio on August 1. MAKE READY will be available August 2003, with Hayden's Ferry Records handling the initial distribution.

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