Spring 2011 will mark the return of emerging tunesmith Shane Gamble, as he releases his third full-length release. Following in the footsteps of Gamble's sophomore release, Behind The Blue, this new album is an emotionally charged offering of honest and colorfully diverse music-from the shiny tremolo guitars of "All Over You" to the smooth baritone vocal and steady rolling lilt of "Rosalee."
"It's that sensation of suspension - whether tucked within the elusive emotions of love, mystery, or train of thought lyrics - that seem to drift throughout the music," Gamble explains. Grooming himself on the classic sounds of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes, and the late Chris Whitley, Shane has created a distinctive sound centered on his thought-provoking lyrics, colorful guitar patterns, and haunting '70s-esque pedal-steel, while striking a delicate balance between pop hooks, atmospheric ballads, and pocket grooves.
Gamble says, "I like music that allows me the space to visualize and imagine. I can faintly remember sitting in front of the stereo as a kid listening to old, dusty records and being swept away; feeling the sound take me over. That's what I want people to experience when they listen to my music."
Gamble's most recent release Behind the Blue was produced in his own Washington, DC studio. "Producing a record is just as much about the process as it is about the end result," says Shane. "I really enjoy working fast, relying on momentum and urgency to pull out the honest elements of a song. It's not always the flawless performance that makes the cut, but rather the most authentic and candid. Just listen to an old Hendrix or Beatles record. A lot of that stuff was one take on 2" tape, and it is 100% vibe."
After an impressive independent radio release of his single "The Story of Mary" and thousands of miles added to his touring van, fans can look forward to an adventurous release from Shane Gamble in early 2009.