If you happen to find yourself traversing the dark back streets of Bessemer, Alabama- on any given Saturday night, between the hours of 9PM and ‘whenever AM’ Sunday morning- pause. Listen. If you have a keen ear, and perhaps an instinctive knack for discovering hidden treasure, maybe you’ll hear it. Somewhere in the darkness, a band will be playing. A blues band.
Follow the downbeat, and you will be drawn to a world most blues fans only dream of. Somewhere in the heart of a tin roofed neighborhood, there’s another tin roof. This is Gips Place.
The Blues knows no age, and neither does Gips Place. Whether you’re an old soul or a young one, there’s something for you at Gips. If it’s that authentic blues experience you’re after, or if you’re just looking for a friendly hangout with a down home feel, let down your guard and follow that downbeat into the night. What you find may surprise you.