Gabrial James

Who: Gabrial James

What: pre-release studio CD-R, Around the Block, 12 tracks of West Michigan flavored, guitar-centric, acoustic tunes by well known Grand Rapids musician Gabrial James.  Clean recordings of strongly written songs performed on acoustic guitar, mandolin, double bass, and even a little violin contribute to this solid album. This album is a good example of what music in West Michigan is all about.

When: recorded between September 2009 and July 2010

Where: Caledonia, MI

Best Track: Track #4 Little Things

Tracks on the FCC Naughty List: track # 3 Here’s The News

Other points of interest:

Grand Rapids singer Karisa Wilson contributes violin and backing vocals on this disc.

Track #4 Little Things uses a similar progression to Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry”

Attended Saint Cecilia Music Society Chorale from 1985-1989.

Gabrial James Hosted Grand Rapids’ biggest open mic night at Billy’s Lounge in Eastown.

Who would like this disc: Local songwriters looking for a good example of how to write a solid song. Fans of that “open mic” or “coffee house” acoustic sound.

Gabrial James "Around the Block"

“Around the Block” CD Release Show Saturday August 28th, 2010 @ Billy’s Lounge wsgs. LVNMUZIQ + Ask Me When.


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