When we first caught up with Nashville sweetheart, Gabe Dixon, he was a newly solo artist. Now, three years later, the indie rock/pop chanteuse, formerly of The Gabe Dixon Band, has proven that he can stand alone, and do it well. In December 2014, Gabe’s single, One Thing, was featured on Tone Free Music’s independent artist compilation, Nashville’s Indie Spotlight 2015. Dixon’s elegant piano playing, finely-honed songwriting, and sensual voice reminds us that there’s more than one thing we love about Gabe!
This interview was originally published January 26, 2012. Gabe Dixon will be playing Eddie’s Attic on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.
By Eileen Tilson
There are some young ones in Nashville who everyone just simply knows. They are songwriters who are known for representing the city with grace as well as talent. Gabe Dixon is everyone’s friend, as well as being one hell of a musician. I had the great pleasure of speaking with Gabe as part of our 5GB series before his show tonight at Vinyl.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
Well the first one that I can actually remember going to was Elton John in 1991 when I was around 12 years old in Nashville. I went with my parents, we are all huge Elton fans. It was great because my brother and I knew every word to every song.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
When I was living in Miami, we would do these tiny shows at the Pink Palace, this party house, and everyone would be surround us, knowing every word, and having the best time.
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
The best show I ever saw was U2’s 360 tour here in Nashville. It was the most spectacular show I have ever seen. The whole thing was just done so well, I have never seen production to that scale.
Gig you would most like to play?
I would love to play Red Rocks. Just to be able to play music in a natural setting would be pretty amazing.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Hmm, how about opening up for John Mayer and Adele at the Ryman. That would be pretty awesome, huh?
Don’t miss Gabe Dixon live at Eddie’s Attic February 20 at 9:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.