WIDE Produced by Clancy Mixed by Dave Swanson (Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews) Contributing musicians include: Julian Coryell (Carole King, Aimee Mann), Nicholas D'Amato (Poppa Chubby, Spiraling), Ben Butler (Jonatha Brooke, Dar Williams), David Cook (N'Sync, American Idol), Shane Shanahan (YoYo Ma, Phillip Glass), Anja Wood (Rod Stewart, Rufus Wainwright) Acclaimed New York City recording artist Gabrielle, has finished her long awaited sophomore release 'wide', a collection of original lyric driven songs surrounded by an eclectic mix of world beats and fresh rhythmic textures, with intoxicating hints of folk, rock and blues. Gabrielle's songs reflect her unique voice and individuality as well as the richness of early influences ranging from Joni Mitchell, Delta Blues & Bob Dylan. A powerful vocalist as well as a songwriter, Gabrielle began sparkling to audience attention in 1996 when she was asked to front the NYC popular blues cover-band, Blooze Junction, which featured a 7-piece backup band and a large NYC following. In 1998 she started her own original music project and all the pieces came together. That year, her song 'Line of Your Leg' (dreamtown) won the Spree National Songwriting Contest and 'Threw It All Away' (dreamtown) took an honorable mention in the Great American Songwriting Contest. In 2000 she self-produced her debut release 'dreamtown' which received critical acclaim and was voted the 3rd best unsigned CD of the year by Music Connection Magazine. Gabrielle toured the east coast playing in clubs, colleges and music festivals. She was a featured artist at the 2001 Bethlehem New Musik Festival, the National Academy of Popular Music's 38th Songwriter's Hall of Fame showcase, and a featured solo performer at the 2001 Nashville New Music Conference. 2002 brought the release of a solo live EP 'Live and On Her Own' which found itself on the airwaves of acoustic music shows, college radio, NPR as well as a bunch of internet radio stations. Gabrielle started experimenting with new musicians and formed a trio with Nicholas D'Amato (Poppa Chubby, Spiraling) on bass and Clancy (Billy Poster, Lisa St. Ann) on percussion. With these new musician's backing her up a new sound evolved and a songwriting surge. Clancy, Nick and Gabrielle hit the studio in June of 2004 and 'WIDE' was born. Already the CD is eliciting comparisons to Peter Gabriel and Patty Griffin drawing comment for it's deep emotional authenticity and strikingly beautiful musical arrangements.
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