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. A typical evening with Gage 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.
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 (2009) 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 city’s very own”.