Songs & Stories with Thomas Gabriel – Growing Up Cash
Category - Music Date - 29/10/2022 8:00 pm
The eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, Thomas Gabriel looks to the future while also honouring the Cash family history. Undoubtedly influenced by his iconic grandfather, Thomas seamlessly blends Country, Americana and Rock to create his own personal sound and carve his own musical path.
Thomas grew up with a front row seat to the ‘fishbowl of fame’ that came with being a member of the Cash family.
“My Dad wasn’t around a lot when I was growing up so Johnny was both a grandpa and a father figure to me. He was who I went to when I needed help or when something was wrong.”
It wasn’t long before a love of music became a passion for Thomas.
“Growing up he would show me chords, listen to music I’d written and ask me about the songs I wrote. I would watch his live shows and if I had a question about how he did something he’d show me. He was always real supportive.”
Thomas Gabriel’s debut album Long Way Home was released in 2018. It’s swampy, bluesy and intensely personal, covering his drug addiction, his time in prison and how a broken soul can be renewed by love. Deft songwriting and amazing stories chronicle a rough road , capturing every twist and turn from the lowest of valleys to the highest of mountain tops.
“I love performing live. When I sing one of my songs I put everything that went into creating it into the performance. If I am singing one of Johnny’s songs then I channel how I felt when I heard him do it.”