“One of the most promising young blues talents on the scene today. He’s a fine songwriter, excellent guitarist and strong singer, plus he puts on an exciting, energized show. His talent has grown by leaps and bounds over the last couple years. Don’t miss him!” – Bruce Iglauer, Founder and President, Alligator Records.
“Gabe is somebody who has it all. His songs move me, he has a way with words. He is an amazing singer, a great songwriter and a wonderful musician.” – Anson Funderburgh, Producer
“…Gabe Stillman with this release [Just Say the Word], has put himself up front in any discussion about Best Bluesman of 2021. He checks all my boxes: tone, energy, pacing, lyricism, melody, and an ear for good material to cover.” – Blues Music Magazine, M.E.Travaglini
The Gabe Stillman Band hits the stage in high gear and only goes higher as they embrace all corners of American Roots Music with their impromptu selection of original gems and carefully chosen covers.
Since landing in the final 8 of the 35th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, and further honored as the recipient of the esteemed Gibson Guitar Award, Gabe and his band have been focused on expanding their footprint on a national and international level.
Based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Gabe formed the band in 2015, shortly after graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
Gabe’s first self-produced release “The Grind” received wide acclaim. Gabe’s 2nd release, “Flying’ High” is backed by the legendary Nighthawks. Gabe’s most current project, his first full-length release with 15 tracks and 13 originals, is on the Boston-based, Vizztone Record Label. This robust project was guided by famed musician and producer Anson Funderburgh.
“Just Say the Word” has connected with radio, industry reviews, and the enthusiastic buying power of Stillman’s growing fanbase. “Just Say the Word” reached #5 on the Roots Music Radio chart along with three charted singles. Fan support is evident with “Just Say the Word” debuting at #10 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Release reviews are strong as evident and consistent with this recent review from Jim Hynes and Making A Scene… “[Just Say The Word], is a brilliant, auspicious debut from one who has the complete package. Gabe Stillman’s future is bright.” – Jim Hynes, Making a Scene.
All releases are available on most worldwide streaming services and digital outlets. Physical CDs are available by ordering from Gabe’s website and in all fine music outlets.
Industry professionals have taken notice as evident by Gabe’s invitation to support ZZ Top at the famed Key West Amphitheater, as a Blues Music Award nominee in the Best New Emerging Artist Album category, and in March The Gabe Stillman Band was further honored by the 3rd Annual Central PA Music Awards, selected as the “Best Blues Band”.