Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle

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"With guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, ukelele and dulcimer, these high-spirited independent artists present heartfelt original acoustic folk and blues."                                                                                   ~ Folk Times


Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle are award winning songwriters and singers and live near the Adirondacks in upstate New York. As a duo, they have been performing for twelve years, and tour both regionally and nationally.


Together they play originals and favorites with a variety of instruments such as guitar, fiddle, banjo, and harmonica, and in many settings such as festivals, concert series, house concerts, and community events.


Cosby writes unique acoustic and folk-style songs, with awards for Best Folk Album for the Capital District Original Music Awards in 2017 and 2018, and Dorn Space Arts Award for Best Folk Album, 2021. She has founded a community music project, “The Flying Song Garden.” The project brings song and festivity to communities in hardship, and is accepted to the New York Foundation for the Arts. 


Tom writes and performs in acoustic, Americana and Blues-styles, with awards for Best Folk Lyrics for the Capital District Original Music Awards in 2018, and Dorn Space Arts Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2021. His songs are currently in rotation on WEXT Radio and streaming, Troy, NY.


They are also the recipients of the Dorn Space Arts Award for Music Outreach in 2019.


Their special music programs include; Historic Songs of the Erie Canal, Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs, Poetry Songs and History Songs, Songwriters in the Round, and the new Labor Union Songs.


Calendar  updated November 21, 2021

(Shows are limited due to covid)