Houston Music

Desert Island Discs: New Oceans of Slumber Vox Cammie Gilbert

From time to time, we ask local musicians for their Top 5 absolute desert-island discs, the records that made them the musicians they are today. This week; Cammie Gilbert, the new vocalist for prog-metal heroes Oceans of Slumber.

ETTA JAMES, At Last As the daughter of a local jazz musician, the classics were instilled in me at a very young age. I can recall humid Sunday afternoons listening to Etta James and helping my mother clean the house. I would busily follow behind her as she would use the broom as a mike and extend it to me to sing along.

Captured by Etta's strong voice and emotional dynamics, I took to heart her style and demeanor. [I] would say her classic way of singing has been one of my voice's strongest influences.

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