Bio

Sybil at Thin Man Watts Second Lining

Born and raised in New Orleans Sybil Gage had front row schooling  in what makes that city great.  Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading  New Orleans music to the rest of the world.  The  “Little Dynamo”  is slinky in sequins, and funky in fishnets and has become the darling of the East Coast from New Orleans (  Old U.S. Mint Theater )  to New York City ( Triad Theater W. 72nd St. Broadway ).. Witness “Sybil Gage and Her  Mighty Catahoulas” and a typical evening will include the legendary music of Professor Longhair and James Booker, fun tunes from Smiley Lewis and Jesse Hill and Eddie Bo, blues from  Elmore James, Little Willie John,  Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Etta James, Gus Cannon, as well as many of her own award winning  original contributions. On  intimate evenings , with only piano  to accompany, she sings Pre War Blues, Hokum ,Traditional  New Orleans inspired Jazz  and original tunes that fit seamlessly into her vast repertoire. “I think it’s time we heard the words Sybil Gage and Grammy in the same sentence.”  ~Gentleman Jack Simpson, Jazz on the Beach WUCF. Sybil has opened for such diverse acts as John Waite, Zydeco Queen Rosie Ledet,  Dave Mason, Big Bill Morgenfield, Pat Travers and also has shared the stage with  Glen David Andrews and Marc Stone.  Her stage is decorated with boas and hat boxes. She says  they remind her of her  days working in the Chris Owens Club on Bourbon St. as a costume valet .  Gage  has 2 outstanding CD’s of original material.  Her debut CD RED (2007) , rose to critical acclaim. NOLA CALLING (2010)  was nominated for  “Best Self Produced CD” by the  International Blues Competition ( IBC) in Memphis. WWOZ’s Gentilly Jr. says of NOLA Calling “ I was eagerly awaiting it’s release and I wasn’t disappointed. Great songwriting and musicianship”. Blues 411  says about NOLA Calling : ” Perfectly capturing the nuances, and soft yet harsh dichotomy that is New Orleans, Ms. Gage takes folks back for a visit. Those who have never been, can be introduced by one the cities very own”.

Sybil is a New Orleans performer who has filled rooms and hearts with her blues brand. She has performed at Earl’s Hideway in Sebastian Florida, The Downtown Blues Bar and Grille in Palatka, The Beach Shack in Cocoa Beach,  The Delancey in New York City , The Funky Pirate  on Bourbon St. On the jazzy side, she has also held her own , recently completing a 3 year residency at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. She often performs in the Space Coast Jazz Society Concert Series in the Southeast.  She is a regular at the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, and  The Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival in Deland and  attributes her  success to the unique experience of growing up in New Orleans .  “When you are exposed to  good music , all the time, it’s bound to rub off on you.”  A very rare performer,  Sybil is available work in the most audacious of blues joints, to the most sophisticated of jazz venues.  “Sybil Gage is a superstar in our own backyard” ~ Joel Greenblatt, President , Space Coast Jazz Society.

For Booking please contact William Lynn at 321-759-9010.

 


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