Gabe Burdulis w/ Elliott Blaufuss
Gabe Burdulis is a singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. His roots began in Madison, WI where he spent most of his time playing at bars, staying out way too late for school nights. Burdulis began teaching himself guitar after he first picked up his fathers guitar in 7th grade. Writing, recording and performing became a deep passion early on, he started playing in multiple bands locally including playing guitar for The Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield in his late years. Before graduating high school, Burdulis had already become a two-time recipient of the Les Paul Launchpad Award and won over ten Madison Area Music Awards.
After declining a scholarship to Berklee school of music he moved to Nashville at the age of 18 without knowing a soul, he dove into the music scene recording his first full length record titled, Youth City.
Since then, he has played iconic venues like the Bluebird Cafe and The Station Inn, he performed with Grammy Winning band Los Lobos at The Ryman Auditorium, and even caught the attention of Sheryl Crow when she attended his bands show in Nashville, TN followed by a post on her social media saying They blew me away! Check them out!!.
Burdulis has toured the country playing small venues to major festivals, including the worlds largest music festival Summerfest every year since he was 16. He has recently shared the stage with many different acts like The Fray, X Ambassadors, Cheap Trick, B.O.B. and Wynona Judd. He spent most of 2017 on the road with his duo, Future Stuff, opening for acclaimed guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II who went on to produce their full length record For The Time Being which came out in the summer of 2018 after their previous single quickly reached over 100,000 streams on Spotify .
Mixing blues roots and a love for pop melodies, Burdulis music has developed into a rock/americana style, paying dues to early influences like Cat Stevens and James taylor while also being influenced by more contemporary artists as well including John Mayer, Shawn Mendes and Donavan Woods. His lyrics are meaningful and sometimes witty with a strong guitar driven nature. His live shows are energetic yet intimate whether it be solo or with his full band.
QUOTE: Gabes music has the acoustic pop power of an Ed Sheeran song with better guitar playing and a bit more country thrown into the mix. Theres something in the subtle finger pickings and vocal flourishes that wears both his Midwest roots and his new southern home proudly. Despite his songwriting power, Gabe doesnt let his ego get in the way; he is an incredibly sympathetic songwriter, with songs about his grandmother and the failings of the modern dating age. Daytrotter
Burdulis just released his latest record titled Late Night Drive out now! Produced and recorded with friend and co-writer Mark Elliott. Stay tuned for more upcoming spring and summer tour dates! Check it out on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever you listen to music!
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