Paul Gabriel is a Blues Music Award nominee,
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,
Blues Hall of Fame inductee and New England Music Hall Of Fame inductee.
Paul Gabriel is a Blues Music Award nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter. In March 2018 Paul Gabriel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Blues Society for excellence in guitar playing, singing and songwriting; also for outstanding bandleader and entertainer.
In July 2018 he was inducted into the CT Blues Hall Of Fame
as a Master Blues Artist, in 2020 he was inducted into the New England Music Hall Of Fame for his musical contributions to the music business over fifty years.
He has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters Band, Mick Taylor, James Cotton, Robert Cray, Jaimoe, Gatemouth Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, Matt Murphy, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Toy Caldwell, Roomful Of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Band, Lonnie Mack, Sugar Ray and The Bluetones, Mark Naftalin, Arthur Neilson, Shemikia Copeland, Bonnie Bramlett, Susan Tedeschi, Christine Ohlman, Sue Foley, Debbie Davies, Candye Kane, Tommy Castro, Joe Bonamassa, James Montgomery, Gov'T Mule, Orleans, Tower Of Power, Rick Derringer, Issac Hayes and many, many more.
He has appeared on three Harry Chapin albums, played slide guitar on Rory Block’s Grammy nominated album, ‘Mama’s Blues’ and toured with Michael Bolotin (Bolton). His latest release, ‘Paul Gabriel- What’s The Chance’ was produced by Duke Robillard for Shining Stone Records and was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2014. It charted for 22 weeks on The Roots Music Report, Living Blues Chart, Blues Debut Chart and Cashbox Charts, reaching #8 nationally and #1 in Connecticut.
While almost always performing with a Blues band under his own name, he has been a member of quite a few groups that always made the difference; most notably Blue In The Face, The Mojomatics and HooDoo Band.
The new album 'Paul Gabriel- Man Of Many Blues' produced by Duke Robillard for Smoke Ring Records was released on August 27th, 2019 and is available in a variety of formats. The record is a culmination of 13 new original songs covering some not so typical Blues, a little Jazz ( featuring Duke , of course), some 60's style Rhythm and Blues infused with the incredible soulful backing vocals of Christine Ohlman( Saturday Night Live), and a rarely heard rocker right out of the twilight zone !