Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gabe Dixon Band - Gabe Dixon Band

I couldn't find out very much about these guys but I really dig their piano-based rock. It's a little Ben Folds-esque, which I can get behind, and his voice is interesting to listen to. They formed about ten years ago, and this self titled album for Fantasy Records is their third, although don't be surprised when you see the word debut beside the title. They've reinvented themselves from their former career playing heavily-improvised jazz-influenced music, moving towards a more song-based format. The band cites influences such as Elton John, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Carole King and James Taylor. The concept in the brand-new video is pretty neat too -- check out the bluesy track "Till You're Gone," below...

Linked in the video: Check out the band's MySpace page for more cuts and a better idea of their overall style; album covers are click-through-to-get-your-hands-on.


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