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Pipp Gillette 
Camp St. Cafe & Store
215 S. 3rd (Camp St.)

Crockett, TX 75835

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Pipp Gillette raises cattle on the family ranch near Lovelady, Texas, where his grandfather started in 1912.

His Camp Street Cafe in Crockett, Texas, is a live music venue featuring performers from around the world.

Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bones.

Pipp and his late brother Guy Gillette recorded eight albums of cowboy music and were recipients of the
Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010.

They also received the 2012 Wrangler Award for Best Outstanding Original Western Composition
for their performance of the song, Trade Off, penned by Waddie Mitchell

 
 
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Gillette Brothers
are on the current TCA Touring Artist Roster
   
           

 


Congratulations on a beautiful CD, I’m so proud. 
Chris Gage
Gage produces the recordings of Albert and Gage
as well as Roy Clark, Jimmie Dale Gilmore
and plays lead guitar with Texas legend Jerry Jeff Walker

 
Gillette Brothers: Leaving Cheyenne
 
 
   

 

The Gillette Brothers received the Western Heritage Wrangler Award
for the Best Traditional Western Album of 2010 from
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
for their CD "Cowboys, Minstrels and Medicine Shows".

The Gillette Brothers..."don't just play and sing skimming the surface of their song.
They cut to its bone and gristle and deliver it with a visceral energy,
and integrity, a joy that are contagious. Hearing them do it makes the hearer's life better."
- Bryan Woolly of the Dallas Morning News,
from the liner notes to Many Long Miles To Ride.

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Winners of the
AMERICAN COWBOY CULTURE AWARDS 2009
 

Winners Academy of Western Artists 
Eighth Annual Will Rogers Award


 The Gillette Brothers were recipients of the 2003 and 1998 
Will Rogers Award for Outstanding Achievement
 in the Advancement of Contemporary Cowboy Music-Best Duo/Group
 by the Academy of Western Artists.
 They have also received
 the National Cowboy Symposium’s American Cowboy Culture Chuck Wagon Award.

 


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Photos on the Road

 


Guy, Waddie Mitchell, and Pipp after receiving Wrangler Awards for
"Best Original Composition of 2012"
for Waddie's song "Trade off"
.
At the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.

 

   

The Gillette Brothers receiving the Western Heritage Wrangler Award
for the Best Traditional Western Album of 2010 from
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
for their CD "Cowboys, Minstrels and Medicine Shows".

 

   
 
 

By Randy Mallory
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative
 
     
American Cowboy
August/September 2012
 
Western Horseman
75th Anniversary Issue
     

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Photo by Cathi Gillette  
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Photo by Ross Hecox
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Photo by Guy Gillette Sr.
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Photo by Guy Gillette Sr.
 

 

 

 


Drawing by Janet Hurley
                                            



Photo by Guy Gillette Sr.

 
Bio

Bio in pdf format

Since taking over the running of the family ranch in 1983, the Gillette Brothers, Guy & Pipp, have found that diversification is not only a necessity, it keeps things interesting. Their involvement in the cattle business as well as the music business - both as performers and music venue operators - proves challenging. 

The revitalization of cowboy music and poetry in recent years has allowed the brothers to combine their life long interest in the history of the west and its music with their musical experience. They have recorded and released eight albums of traditional cowboy music interspersed with a few originals.

Most recently they have been exploring the celtic roots, 
country blues, minstrel and medicine
show songs that influenced cowboy music.

They have played at major events and venues around the country including: The 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV, The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival in Monterey, CA, The Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival in Santa Clarita, CA, The Willow Tree Festival in Gordon, NE, The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in Prescott, AZ; The Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, GA; The National Arboretum in Washington, DC, The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY, and The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, The Museum of South Texas in Edinburgh Texas.

Guy and Pipp Gillette and Waddie Mitchell received theWrangler Award for
"Best Original Composition of 2012"
for Waddie's song "Trade off"
.
From the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.

The Gillette Brothers received the Western Heritage Wrangler Award
for the Best Traditional Western Album of 2010 from
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
for their CD "Cowboys, Minstrels and Medicine Shows".

The Gillette Brothers were recipients of the 2009
AMERICAN COWBOY CULTURE AWARD
for western music from the
NATIONAL COWBOY SYMPOSIUM & CELEBRATION
.

In October 2008, the Gillette Brothers toured Somerset,
England for two weeks, performing in village halls and the Bridgewater Arts Center.

In August 2005, the Gillette Brothers traveled to Japan representing the State of Texas 
at the World Expo - Aichi/Nagoya, performing their music at the US Pavilion.

They were awarded the 2003 and the 1998
Will Rogers Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Contemporary Cowboy Music
Best Duo/Group by The Academy of Western Artists.

The Gillette Brothers have been profiled with feature articles in: 
Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, the Dallas Morning News, Southern Living and the Houston Chronicle.


They have appeared on television shows: Texas Country Reporter, 
Good Morning Texas, and CMT's Christmas Special "Christmas In Cowboy Country", hosted by Clint Black.


Their music appears on the soundtrack to the documentary film, Gathering Remnants.

They have demonstrated chuckwagon cooking at the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; the Ranching Heritage Museum in Lubbock , Texas; The Museum of South Texas in Edinburgh Texas; Dalton Days in Longview, Texas ; and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon , Georgia . Their cooking has been spotlighted in Persimmon Hill, the magazine of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum ; The National Cowboy Hall of Fame Cookbook by B. Byron Price; A Taste of Texas Ranching by Tom Bryant and Joel Bernstein; and the Spirit of the West: Cooking for Ranch House & Range by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs. 

They have also received the National Cowboy Symposium's American Cowboy Culture Chuck Wagon Award.

 

"I was so moved when I heard the Gillette Brothers perform at our 150th...
it's rare to get to hear such a quality performance with so many layers
and it reminded me how important music is." 
Toyia Pointer, 
Curator of the A.W.Perry Homestead Museum - Carrollton, TX

The Gillette Brothers run The Camp St. Cafe & Store in Crockett ,
Texas
a live music venue that has featured some of the top performers in the country. 

They were also instrumental in getting a life-sized statue of Blues Legend Lightnin' Hopkins erected in Crockett.