Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 08, 2016
Gabe Dixon today released his sophomore solo album, "Turns To Gold." Produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Third Day), engineered by Devin Vaughan (Marc Broussard), and mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonics Mastering (Allison Krauss & Union Station, Luther Dickinson), the LP marks the Nashville-based troubadour's first official collection as an independent artist, put out on his own Rolling Ball Records. "Turns To Gold" is currently featured in Paste Magazine, The Huffington Post, All Music, Relix Magazine, Indie Shuffle, and more. Next week, the official video for the current single "Crave" will premiere with Rolling Stone Country.
Following the release of 2011’s "One Spark," Gabe changed almost everything. He was focused on starting from scratch, and parted ways with his longtime management and record label, Concord Music Group. Gabe explored this transition in his recent guest blog for American Songwriter, “Better Off As An Independent" (http://bit.ly/1quCOLL), which got picked up by Hypebot and Sonicbids. The one thing that hasn’t changed is that honest, heartfelt approach to songwriting that countless fans fell in love with when he first emerged in 1999.
“I wanted to go in with musicians and get performances that were inspiring and inspired, and take it from there. Producer Paul Moak was completely on the same page. We cut everything to analog tape with no click track,” said Gabe. “What results is an album that feels very natural. Since 'One Spark' I learned to trust myself, and the sound of 'Turns To Gold' is the most representative of who I am. It’s warm, laid-back, acoustic, and live.”
The album’s second single, “The Way To Love Me,” which Paste calls, “heart-wrenchingly honest,” features Natalie Prass and is reflective of that candid and natural feel of the album as it addresses some weighty subjects—mortality, what’s important in life, and the value of love. The album was recorded at The Smoakstack recording studio in Berry Hill, TN with Jano Rix on drums (The Wood Brothers), Viktor Krauss on bass (Lyle Lovett), and Kris Donegan on guitar (Cam).
Throughout his career, many other notable artists have taken note of and supported Gabe’s immense talents. He’s opened for and toured with the likes of Loggins & Messina, Gavin DeGraw and Delta Rae, as well as held side gigs as the keyboardist and vocalist for Paul McCartney, Alison Krause & Union Station, O.A.R. and Supertramp. His songs have received placements on major television shows including Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy, and Vampire Diaries, and his song “Find My Way” served as the title for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock. Fans have seen him perform twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and on festival stages everywhere from Bonnaroo to High Sierra Music Festival.
Gabe Dixon is now on tour with more dates to be announced soon. "Turns to Gold" is now available via iTunes (http://apple.co/20e7tt9) and all digital retail outlets, online retailers, and independent record stores. It can also be streamed exclusively via PopMatters (http://popm.at/1TC6O3P).