Electronic Press Kit for 2021
The Gamblers Band was formed in 2016 by Alan Gilbert, who studied guitar, music theory, song writing and recording at CPCC in Charlotte. Alan played in several local bands before branching out to write and perform his own songs solo and recording his debut CD "Good Time Music". The Gamblers Band evolved out of that recording project. The other members of the band are Van Yow on bass guitar and vocals. Van comes from a long line of bluegrass musicians and has been playing professionally since high school. He has his own style and really plays from the heart. Bailey Poole on guitar and vocals. Bailey is a great picker and seems to know just what the songs need and his lead playing elevates the whole band. Caleb Cranford on drums. Caleb is as steady as they come and rock solid. We can all depend on Caleb to be right on time and in the pocket.
"The Gamblers Band is an original band from Stanly County led by songwriter Alan Gilbert. His southern songs are as real as the mud on your tractor wheels and come straight from the heart. One song off of his CD, "My Neighbor Is A Kudzu Vine" is getting airplay on 88.7 WNCW. The band also covers old country and rock and roll artist such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Bob Seeger and The Band".
“Alan Gilbert’s style of entertainment comes strait from the heart. And as in all art that comes from true human experience, you will find a vast variety of human emotion in his performance. You may dab at a tear or two, but mostly you'll grin. ”
— Michael Reno Harrell
“Alan Gilbert, heavily influenced by Arlo Guthrie and singing a song about a kudzu vine...His new album is called Good Time Music.”
— Renee Denton - WNCW 88.7
“You can tell Alan is having a good time up here.”
— John Tosco