....."Gabrielle belts it out in a way that would make
Bessie Smith smile"..."Overall, Restless Angel is like a
beer with an old friend at your neighborhood blues
bar - comfortable, amiable and satisfying".
....Performing Songwriter Magazine
....."A one stop entertainment shop"...Beat Magazine
....."Restless Angel is an honest work"....Australian
....."Blues grooves and strong songwriting"....Australian
"You reap what you sow". Is a well-known saying, and it's never been truer than for Marie Gabrielle.
Over the course of her extraordinary career, Marie Gabrielle has established herself as an accomplished vocalist; slide guitarist, performer, songwriter and actor of the highest caliber.
Born and raised in New York City, Marie grew up exposed to many styles of music. As a child her mother gave her 45's of Aretha Franklin and the Temptations in her Christmas stocking. While her father would listen to everything from the Platters to Frank Sinatra. It was here that the seeds of rhythm were planted in preparation for her interpretive style of acoustic rock and blues.
While attending College, where she studied music and theater, Marie began to establish herself in various club scenes from New York City to the San Francisco Bay area and worked part-time at several prestigious NYC recording studios. Where she says: "The real education began". To her credit, Marie has sung on numerous recording projects, several national television "jingles", and has shared the bill with such notables as: Taj Mahal, Blondie, The Doors, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson and many more.
Variety Magazine has written her up as "An excellent interpreter of her own Folk and Blues"; She has toured parts of Europe, Australia and Mexico performing in festivals and various clubs. She has been featured on television shows such as: "Third Watch" and "Spin City", and feature films such as: "The Preachers Wife", and "Before and After".
Most recently, Marie Gabrielle has completed an original arrangement and performance of the "Robert Johnson" song "Ramblin' on my Mind" for a short film titled: "The Daily Blues", where she shares the musical bill with Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Lang, and Buckwheat Zydeco. The film was written and directed by Jason Wiles of the Warner Brothers hit television series "Third Watch". She has also written and performed several songs for the hit Off-Broadway show "Phenomena" starring Belinda Sinclair. (www.belindasinclair.com)
Currently, Marie has completed her debut CD titled: "Restless Angel" where she co-produced with producer/engineer Dae Bennett at the prestigious Bennett Studios. (www.bennettstudios.com). With her warm, distinctive vocals, strong traditional guitar and slide styles, and substantial lyrical content, there is a generous mix of solid acoustic/rock instrumentation, and a simple old fashioned blues groove. Marie is in the company of some of New York's most elite musicians, including: Hugh McCracken on guitar and harmonica (B.B. King, Donald Fagan, Paul McCartney), Seth Glassman on Bass (Carly Simon, Paul McCartney, Aaron Neville), Frank Vilardi on Drums (Jewel, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega), Antoine Silverman on violin (Garth Brooks, Cheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks), Andy Burton on Keyboards (Ian Hunter Band), Nick Gianni on mandolin and guitar (Defibrillators, Upshot) and a special guest appearance by Dr. John. She has just returned from a tour in Australia, which included her debut at "The Melbourne International Music Festival".
Marie Gabrielle has the talent and confidence of a performer who has planted the seeds of true artistry and respect within her industry, and will continue to focus on the growth of her own development as a writer/ performer. With an exquisite balance of Blues, Rock and Acoustic music, Marie Gabrielle 's continued success is proof that you "Reap what you sow".
To check out the most current reviews go to www.mariegabrielle.net
Check out the artist's website:
1. All Outta Love
2. Gettin' Over You
3. Restless Angel
4. Ramblin (on my mind)
5. Chords of Fame
6. Honey Bee
7. Waiting for a Miracle
8. Keep Your Spirit Clean
9. It's Magic
10. Got My Mojo Workin'
11. I Will Lay You Down
12. It's Time