Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 25
Sibley wins big in Clifton
STORY BY MATT SMITH
C leburne singer-songwriter Bill Sibley exudes a
spirit of an old soul raconteur surveying the
world through the merry eyes at odds with a
countenance of a man who’s passed through the
thresher once, twice if not a few dozen times, cosied
up close and personal with the killing floor yet
somehow emerged out the other side wiser and surprisingly
He has an unmistakable scratch trademark voice.
The same voice, in song, shifts into plaintive
blues growl not unlike those of Muddy Waters,
Keith Richards, ZZ Top and such.
It’s a voice that’s earned Sibley no small measure
of success and a lot of love fan base wise.
“People really like my voice, especially on the
blues numbers,” Sibley said with a laugh. “People
will be singing along and trying to sound like I
sound. When actually I’m always trying to sing like
everyone else sounds naturally. I love to sing
though. Course, I wouldn’t be much good as an opera
Sibley, 64, also wasn’t an early starter when it
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