Delaney Gibson

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Delaney Gibson
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Singer/Songwriter Delaney Gibson
Background information
Birth name Jessica Delaney Gibson
Born Panama City, Florida
Genres Singer-songwriter, pop, torch music, folk
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele, autoharp, harmonica, glockenspiel
Years active 2006–present
Website Official site

Delaney Gibson is an American singer-songwriter, who has recorded three solo albums, The Worst Kind of Way, "Hurricanes and Forget Me Nots" and her more recent Tall Like the Tree. Her song "La Di Da" was placed in the long running MTV show The Real World D.C. and also the Oxygen Network's The Bad Girls Club. She currently lives in Austin, Texas and tours year round from coast to coast, with emphasis in New York City, NY and the Ventura and Los Angeles areas of California. Gibson joined Wheatus on their UK tour in September 2011,[1] and she released her latest album, Tall Like The Tree, in early 2014.

Early life[edit]

Jessica Delaney Gibson, of Irish-Cherokee descent, was born in Panama City, Florida but at young age her family moved to Ventura, California where her schooling and musical ambitions really took root. She attended a parochial preschool[2] and by the age of five her compass was pointed towards singing when she performed the Dolly Parton song Coat of Many Colors. Delaney has studied classical music and opera since the age of nine. With voice coaching from Linda Ottsen of the Ventura College music department and later a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Classical Vocal Performance from CSUN, the foundations were laid for the singer she is today.[3]

One of her favorite quotes is "Every wall is a door," by Ralph Waldo Emerson. And when asked about role models, in 2008 Delaney replied to a local newspaper "I love the story about Colonel Sanders going door-to-door selling his chicken recipe, until he found the person who believed in him enough to help promote his product. And the rest is history."[2]


Gibson has shared the stage with Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli and Barry Manilow and, in 2007, she was chosen for the Sedona Jam Emerging Artists Music Festival in Sedona, Arizona. Her self produced 6-song ep "Cruel and Beautiful" had rave reviews and was featured on the cover of the February, 2007 Discmakers catalog.[4] Later the same year Delaney garnered her first Mavric award for the song "Push" in the alternative "song of the year" category.[5] By 2009, and with the release of The Worst Kind Of Way, her awards and nominations were mounting with two from the third annual Rockwired Reader’s Poll Awards and ten nominations for the 2009 Mavric Awards.[6]

Late in 2009 Gibson released her second album Hurricanes and Forget Me Nots. In 2010 the song "La Di Da" was featured in the hit show The Real World.[7] She has also performed on the Fox TV show Boston Public as a singer and dancer and on MTV's My Own, remaking Natasha Bedingfield's track, "These Words."

In June 2011, Delaney was chosen as one of two musicians to take part in IdeaJam, a collaboration between Ashton Kutcher co-founded Katalyst, Intel, and Google/YouTube. The event brought together top minds in the music and technology industry, including Ian Rogers of TopSpin, Rachel Masters of Red Magnet Media, Pete Wentz, Nikki Costa, and Scooter Braun. The live productions were released on August 12.[8] In September/October 2011 she toured with Wheatus, Math the Band and City Stereo as one of Wheatus backing singers (the other being Gabrielle Aimée) on their tour of the UK, finishing in Inverness, Scotland on October 16.

"Tall Like The Tree", Gibson's third album, was released on January 28, 2014,[9] and her song Lions won the "Best Official Music Video" at the 2013 Los Angeles Music Critic Awards.[10] A European tour is scheduled for late in 2014.[11]



Year Album Information
2008 The Worst Kind of Way[12] produced by Andrew Synowiec and Jesse Siebenberg, of Supertramp and A Fine Frenzy[13]
2010 Hurricanes and Forget Me Nots[14] produced by Chris Jay and Aaron Goldberg of Army of Freshmen[13]
2014 Tall Like The Tree[15] produced by Joshua Bartholomew[13]

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • Great American Song Contest 'Top 5 Pop' winner for La Di Da.[13]
  • Five time MAVRIC Music Award winner.[13][16][17]
  • Voted Best Musician in Ventura County 2008 in the Ventura County Reporter[18]
  • Placed 3rd for Vocalist of the World competition and performed live on the BBC for the Eisteddfod Music Festival in Wales.[13]
  • Co-Headlined the Cape May Singer/Songwriter Festival in Cape May, New Jersey.[19]
  • Performed at the 2009 NAMM Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.[13]
  • Performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Emmy’s and Baywatch.[13]
  • Best Official Music Video at the 2013 Los Angeles Music Critic Awards.[13]


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