While he simply describes himself as “a 21-year-old, living in a van – but hoping to graduate soon in a house, never having owned a car with AC”, the truth is that Gable Price is a mystic. modern and strength to be reckoned with. In 2017, the East Coast transplant youngster loaded his guitar, his favorite pair of Adidas sneakers and the clothes on his back into his refurbished 1977 Dodge motorhome (otherwise known as “The Dreamboat”) and drove off. left Cincinnati, Ohio for Redding, California – a town no one knew its name from.
“I only intended to stay there for a year, and you could NOT have convinced me otherwise,” Price said. American songwriter.
In fact, shortly after Price moved west, he met Adam Elizarraraz (electric guitar), Cameron Pablo (guitars), David Funk (bass/keyboards), and Daniel Vargas (drums), and decided that a year would simply not be long enough. The boys collectively became the Christian indie rock band, Gable Price and Friends – which some have recently coined, “The Bad Boys of K-LOVE”. Their first release in 2018, The Redding EP, featuring the hit single “Dead Man”, spawned a fervent regional following. It was the widely acclaimed release of “Awestruck Revival”, and subsequent singles from their debut 2020 LP,
Split Hearthowever, which quickly garnered national attention and established the band’s notoriety.
“You breathe / You fill my lungs / And I’m flabbergasted / Because your pockets are full / From the dust where we come from”
Price shares, “I realized that while I love making music and playing shows, it’s the feeling of doing something important that motivates and fulfills me. The thought that a lyric which BARELY made it a track that speaks to someone from a ledge, and the thought that we could potentially be the guys that inspire a kid to start writing songs and making music. These things really turn me on.
Split Heart is an emotionally electrifying forty-four minute exploration of where faith intersects with everyday life – gripping from start to finish. “I tend to get weakened by things that I don’t understand every inch of,” Price admits. “I can’t understand infinity and it terrifies me. There are aspects of the divine that I will never be able to understand this side of eternity, and most of the time that does not sit well with me. But ‘Awestruck Revival’ is my public statement, if you will, that I want to learn to be okay with that.”
Gable Price and Friends is currently one of the best kept secrets in the Christian music industry.
Price’s fervent songwriting and fiery vocals, reminiscent of Matt Thiessen and Colony House, shine throughout the album’s opening tracks, “Heretic”, “Awestruck Revival” and “Communion”, and gradually fade away. in a heartbreaking intimacy at its end. Whether Split Heart is an indication, it won’t be long before Gable Price and Friends is a household name.
“One of the most frustrating things in the world is that there are things you can’t explain. That will never change. You don’t need to know the ending to appreciate the chapter you’re in. find – Don’t put the book down.”
Listen to Gable Price & Friend’s debut single, “Awestruck Revival”, from their latest album, Split Heartbelow.