In case you have not heard, there is an amazing musician who resides in Amador County. He is only 14 years old and is a once-in-a-lifetime musical talent who ia a virtuoso at playing the guitar. His name is Kory Gibbs. Remember that name, for once you hear him play the guitar, you will never forget it.
Kory plays teh guitar as though he is one with the instrument – it is as though the guitar’s sounds eminate from Kory’s soul as is fingers effortlessly dance up and down his guitar’s fret board while he picks and strums creating the sounds of B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Lynard Skynyrd and others.
After starting out as a street performer, the demand to see Kory perform increased from groups of people attending his performances at small venues like community events to a large audience witnessing Kory and his band – “Lightning Boy and his Thundering Blues Band” – as the opening act for the rock group Kansas at a recently held concert at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Word has it the event was “sold out” in large part due to Kory’s appearance there. And yes, I must admit I too finally siccumbed to “Kory Gibbs Mania” which is sweeping across California’s Gold Country counties.
By Plez Hill