Kelly Gibson

Musician

I grew up in Minnesota as the middle son of three boys. My childhood was pretty normal until I became interested in music at the age of ten. I soon found out that practice time interfered with my after school play time with my neighborhood buddies.

My music teachers were very traditional and were not happy when I would improvise instead of reading what was on the page. I eventually found a teacher that encouraged improvisation and I really began to enjoy playing.

The Home of The Perfect Christmas Tree project is an oasis for craftspeople and artists in Mitchell County. It showcases the beautiful arts and crafts of Mitchell County while giving back to the community. Hopefully, the Home of The Perfect Christmas Tree will continue to grow and expand.

Kelly Gibson resides in beautiful Mitchell County, North Carolina. The CD “First Snow” was inspired by the beautiful winters in the mountains. Ironically, the CD was recorded in July of 2008 and was completed in November of 2008. The music on the CD is contemporary renditions of classic Christmas hymns reflecting the quiet beauty of Mitchell County winters. Kelly attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated as a performance major. He has worked as a freelance musician playing many different styles of music on cruise ships, country clubs, churches and recording studios.

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