Shining Stone artist Paul Gabriel is an Electric Blues guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and a recording session musician.
His professional career began in 1969 and has spanned forty four years as a working artist.
Early in his career Paul Gabriel appeared on three albums by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, played slide guitar on Rory Block’s Grammy nominated “Mama’s Blues”, toured with Michael Bolotin (a.k.a. Michael Bolton) and eventually formed a number of his own groups; most notably The Paul Gabriel Band and Blue In The Face.Blue In The Face recorded three highly acclaimed albums, the first receiving a four star review from DOWNBEAT Magazine.
Prior to the formation of Blue In The Face, Paul
was starting to incorporate some of the influences he had obtained from listening to Duke Robillard, a major influence on him, along with T-Bone Walker and Mike Bloomfield, since the mid to late sixties.
In 2001 Paul Gabriel released his first solo album entitled FATE. This album is a transition recording in the sense that it is the first release featuring Paul Gabriel as a vocalist.
In September of 2006 Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band was formed further transforming Paul into a complete artist. In 2007 Smoke Ring Records released two new CD’s featuring Paul Gabriel as a mature songwriter, vocalist and life-long artist. During 2008 -2012 the new CD’s garnered excellent reviews world wide as Paul Gabriel continued to perform his own brand of Blues, Jazz and American Music into 2013.
“Paul Gabriel’s “What’s The Chance” has been nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist category.”
“What’s The Chance is a strong effort from an artist who will be worth watching for future releases. And when Duke Robillard shows up for the party, where can you go wrong?”
-Blues Blast Magazine
“To say Paul Gabriel’s guitar playing is smooth would be an understatement â€¦.Gabriel is able to play just about anything and the variety of the songs proves thatâ€¦ While Gabriel may not be a household name, his guitar playing and songwriting is mighty fine and you would be crazy not to give this album a listen.”
-Chris Martin, Examiner