Gabe Dixon Band tour and new CD Streets 8/26
To kick off the release of their eponymous Fantasy Records debut, the Gabe Dixon Band will tour clubs nationwide in September and October, including shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom, Philadelphia's Theatre of Living Arts, Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre, and San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. The band will share the stage with Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers September 10 –14, and with VH1 "You Oughta Know" buzz artist Justin Nozuka September 18–October 21.
The band will make their network television debut Labor Day week on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson." Even before the release of the album, the band is being lauded by a choir of fellow musicians: chart-topper Sara Bareilles says "Gabe's voice is flawless, and it delivers some of the most well-crafted, heart-felt, kick ass songs I've heard in a long time. He and the band are truly gifted, and we're lucky they decided to share those gifts with the world." Adds international sensation Jamie Cullum, "Seeing and hearing Gabe Dixon inspires me and upsets me. It inspires me because he plays superbly written songs, beautifully with a superb band. It upsets me because I fret that I may never be this good!" And Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dan Wilson comments, "I can't decide whether Gabe Dixon's secret weapon is his brilliance on the piano or his heart-melting voice. I guess I'll call it a tie. We fans have already witnessed this trio's blazing live performances — their self-titled album is the recorded proof. I'm guessing that Gabe won't be a secret for long after people hear these songs."
Gabe Dixon formed the band with bassist Winston Harrison and drummer Jano Rix when they were students at the University of Miami. Dixon has already been recognized as the "next great pop piano man" (Paste) by artists as varied as Alison Krauss, O.A.R. and Sir Paul McCartney, who have all tapped Dixon to play keyboards both live and in the studio.
The trio cut their debut CD live off the floor during ten days at Nashville's renowned Blackbird Studios with co-producer/engineer/mixer Neal Cappellino (Alison Krauss, Mindy Smith, Jonny Lang). The album embeds vividly detailed, intensely personal and universally relatable songs in elegant yet muscular settings that draw, unabashedly and expertly, on classic rock.
The Tennessean, the newspaper in the band's hometown of Nashville, called it early when it stated in 2005 that Dixon "is a classic pop songwriter [who] deserves to join the ranks of Jackson Browne and early Elton John in the pop pantheon."
THE TOUR DATES:
Wed., Sept. 10 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
Thurs. Sept. 11 ASHEVILLE, NC The Orange Peel
Fri., Sept. 12 NASHVILLE, TN The Belcourt Theater
Sat., Sept. 13 ATLANTA, GA Smith's Olde Bar
Sun., Sept. 14 BIRMINGHAM, AL WorkPlay Theater
Thurs., Sept. 18 BUFFALO, NY The Town Ballroom
Fri., Sept. 19 BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sat., Sept. 20 NORTHHAMPTON, MA Pearl Street
Mon., Sept. 22 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
Wed., Sept. 24 STATE COLLEGE, PA The State Theater
Thurs., Sept. 25 PITTSBURGH, PA Rex Theatre
Sat., Sept. 27 TOWSON, MD Recher Theatre
Sun., Sept. 28 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Tues., Sept. 30 CLEVELAND, OH House of Blues Cambridge Room
Wed., Oct. 1 DETROIT, MI Shelter
Thurs., Oct. 2 PLYMOUTH, WI Turner Hall
Sat., Oct. 4 CHICAGO, IL Martyr's
Sun., Oct. 5 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Varsity Theatre
Wed., Oct. 8 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theater
Thurs., Oct. 9 MURRAY, UT Murray Theater
Sun., Oct. 12 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
Mon., Oct. 13 PORTLAND, OR Berbati's Pan
Wed., Oct. 15 LOS ANGELES, CA Roxy Theatre
Fri., Oct. 17 SCOTTSDALE, AZ Martini Ranch
Sun., Oct. 19 POMONA, CA The Glass House
Tues., Oct. 21 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall