Christian Gibbs has released over 15 albums under monikers such as C. Gibbs, Lucinda Black Bear, and He Arrived by Helicopter. His projects have been praised in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, and other notable media. Gibbs began his professional career at age 21 playing guitar for British 4AD band Modern English. After playing in numerous bands and releasing albums on smaller labels, Gibbs eventually signed a solo deal with Atlantic Records for one album, and has released 11 albums since then. Gibbs also appeared in the Spike Lee film and Broadway Rock Musical Passing Strange. He has opened for/shared the stage with The Pretenders, John Mellencamp, Little Richard, Son Volt, John Doe, Foetus, Dave Vanian (The Damned) and many more and occasionally acts and plays music in theaters across the globe.
In 1999, a high point in his musical career was a low point for Gibbs spiritually. He spent some time in several recovery centers and detoxes. After coming to terms with his alcoholism and addiction in the midst of his first major label release, Gibbs managed to get sober and has been ever since.
Gibbs learned of Rock to Recovery through a friend who worked with them, and soon found himself training to be a program administrator and loving the work. As part of the Rock to Recovery team he also brings songwriting as a part of recovery to mental health facilities, which has a special place in his heart due to the suicide of his mother at an early age who suffered from bi-polar disorder. Gibbs feels very RAD to have his wings with Rock to Recovery and hopes to continue to grow in this new and exciting role as a program administrator, using his experience with sobriety and music in harmony to help others.