Paul Gabriel nominated for the Blues Music Award

After almost forty five years slugging out on Connecticut blues music scene; band leader, vocalist and guitarist Paul Gabriel is an overnight star. Bridgeport native Paul, who is a one time Shelton resident, was now nominated for the Blues Foundation Blues Music Award.

The award was earlier known as W.C. Handy Awards and it is still considered as one of the biggest award for blues musician.

Gabriel has been nominated in ‘Best New Artist Debut’ category. Gabriel, now 65, has been playing since the year 1962 and he has been playing music professionally since the year 1969. In the past, he has recorded and played with Michael Bolton and Harry Chapin. He has also made some great connections over the years including The Mojomatics, the Hoodoo Band, the Center Street Band and Blue in the Face.

Paul, also known as Gabe, earlier represented Connecticut in International Blues Challenge of Blues Foundation in 2010 in Memphis as the representative of Connecticut Blues Society in solo-duo category.

Paul has never did any other job apart from being a pro musician. Earlier, she had released 3 albums, but none of them were on top labels. He has been overseen by top music producers.

Paul told that he is not attempting to be something he is not. He has been a blues musician since he was thirteen. It just took a few years to figure out how to channel it.

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