Recent Gig Featured by Jim Price

Conner's live acoustic gig at Family Pizza & Pub in Altoona on Sunday, February 11 was attended by Jim Price, author of the weekly "Backyard Beats" section in the Altoona Mirror and host of the "Homegrown Rocker" on 105.9 QWiK Rock in State College. Price, one of the biggest supporters of live music in the area, is known for his reviews of local musicians and for the sketches he draws up during the shows he attends. Jim sketched Conner during his gig at Family Pizza and also recapped the show, saying:

"I closed my with one more live musical performance and one more pen sketch - taking in Conner Gilbert's Sunday Funday show at Altoona's Family Pizza & Pub. Conner kept the dinner and bar crowd happy with his pleasant mixture of new and older favorites. Conner kept the music constant and nonstop as he sang and strummed acoustic guitar; doing numbers from Cheap Trick, Three Doors Down, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson, Walk The Moon, Eagles, Styx, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. The most intriguing highlights for me included Conner's take on Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy," and his night-ending edition of Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis." For a little while, I was multi-tasking, as I was pen sketching, eating dinner (a cheese steak sando and fries), watching Conner and watching the Olympics on the HD television on the wall in front (getting excited when American Chris Mazdzer captured the silver medal in men's luge). An enjoyable show, and an enjoyable evening."