Gabriel Birnbaum “Mistakes” – Listen

Gabriel Birnbaum didn’t start off as an on-the-fly roots rocker inspired by the patented Neil Young “get it down fast!” ethos.  Nope.  He started out as a  jazz and avant-garde saxophonist.  Well, jazzes loss is our gain as he has, over a number of years, finally found a niche that is suitable for Americana UK. It’s not all laughs along the way as a trying to get by (or even better) jobbing musician and it’s fair to say that things began to weigh on Birnbaum after a decade or so of a peripatetic lifestyle.   And then the lucky break – the offer of some free studio time which allowed him to record the album ‘Not Alone’ from which today’s song comes with some of his favourite musicians: Will Graefe, who plays guitar for Okkervil River and comprises half of the duo Star Rover; Adam Brisbin, extraordinary guitarist for Buck Meek and Sam Evian; and Jason Nazary, a freewheeling drummer who passes easily between the avant-garde, indie and jazz (and now roots-rocking) worlds.

Photo by Ellen Askonas

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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