1930 to 1960
August 18, 1918 in Wilmington
April 29, 1961
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Gilbert Vandine "Cisco" Houston (August 18, 1918 - April 29, 1961) was an American folk singer and songwriter who is closely associated with Woody Guthrie due to their extensive history of recording together. Houston was a regular recording artist for Moses Asch's Folkways recording studio. He also performed with such folk/blues musicians as Lead Belly, Sonny Terry, and the Almanac Singers. Biography: Early life: Gilbert Vandine Houston was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 18, 1918, the second of four children. His father, Adrian Moncure Houston, was a sheet-metal worker.