BATH — Martin Gibson will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the historic Reading Room at Patten Free Library.

Gibson has given more than 1,000 guitar and songwriting workshops at colleges, festivals, schools, libraries, and museums throughout the U.S. He has opened for Bela Fleck and Buckwheat Zydeco, and was selected as a finalist in the following songwriting contests: John Lennon, Kerrville, Nashville Songwriters Association, Great Lakes Song Writing, and Great American Song. He has recorded two CDs. “Guitarville” featured 12 original multi-style guitar solos each played on a unique instrument.

He has penned several hundred original compositions for solo guitar and piano, covering nearly every genre except goth, metal, and easy listening. He has authored three novels, a screenplay, and a musical. He was co-curator of the 2005 guitar exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art, which featured 108 vintage and rare instruments from collectors and Maine’s finest luthiers.

For more information about Gibson, visit For more information about the show, call 443-5141.