Gabe Lee 7:30pm Sunday 16 August 2020

Gabe Lee 7:30pm Sunday 16 August 2020

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  • Type: Country Music
Nashville-based songwriter Gabe Lee is expertly able to detail the intricacies of everyday life and the small distinctions that leave some on the fringe and others in the mainstream. 
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Nashville-based songwriter Gabe Lee is expertly able to detail the intricacies of everyday life and the small distinctions that leave some on the fringe and others in the mainstream. 
 His second album, Honky Tonk Hell, finds Gabe diving deeper into themes that aren’t far from his own life — what it meant to grow up in Nashville and what it means to be a songwriter there, how it feels to be settling into adulthood, its monotony and occasional heartbreak, and pieces of a younger time that didn’t quite work out as expected. The way he tells these stories — these common pieces of experiences — is through narratives of men on the run, lovers who leave and vivid imagery, inspired by everything from Biblical stories to forgotten small towns. Honky Tonk Hell almost seems tailor-made for any dancehall jukebox — but with sentiments that will stick with you for much longer than its initial play. 
 The 11-song collection offers hints of his distinct perspective, influenced by a musical childhood in which he was surrounded by music: a particular amalgam of church and gospel, classical music, and NPR radio. One of just a few songwriters of Asian descent in Nashville’s Americana scene, Gabe’s mother, a professional and classically-trained pianist, was an integral force in his musical education. Gabe’s material mixes a deep understanding of classical training with what he learned from the greats of the classic rock canon including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac and Bob Dylan.