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Water Wanderer 

Mike Gibbons debuts new album, art show

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Mike Gibbons is a Bay Area–based singer-songwriter and visual artist who is drawn to adventure and shares it with audiences through music, short films and photography. Largely inspired by the ocean, Gibbons unveils his new full-length album, Swells and Storms, at a concert and photography exhibit at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Aug. 30.

Performing a blend of folk and Americana, Gibbons creates soundscapes that reflect his love for the sea and surf. The songs on Swells and Storms transport listeners to sandy shores on meditative and melodic sonic waves.

On the photography side, Gibbons' work displays dramatic, colorful coastal and natural scenes taken from his travels in Cuba, Peru and other locales. His photography has recently garnered as much praise as his short films, which he produces in collaboration with Waterlust, a film collective of adventure documentarians. Gibbons' surf films screen at festivals around the Bay Area and beyond.

Gibbons storms the stage Sunday, Aug. 30, at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. Powerhouse performer Heather Combs opens the show. 8pm. $14–$15. 415.388.1100.

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