MEET THOMAS GABRIEL
Real. Raw. Passionate. Songs that tell stories. Genre-straddling music heavily influenced by his country roots. When asked what finally inspired him to release his debut album, Thomas Gabriel accredits the timing of his music career largely to fate.
Born in Ventura, California, to Kathy Cash (one of four daughters Johnny Cash had with first wife Vivian Liberto Cash.) Thomas Gabriel spent time touring with grandparents Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash as a boy and became interested in music at an early age.
In addition to following in his family’s musical footsteps, Gabriel also followed down the path of substance abuse. His addictions led to a lengthy arrest record, and a number of years in prison.
The solitude of prison provoked him to explore songwriting again, a journey that he had begun in his youth.
After release, Thomas began paving a new path. Undoubtedly influenced by his iconic grandfather, in 2018 Gabriel began working on his debut album, Long Way Home.
Dedicated now to telling his story in an effort to help spread awareness for those battling addiction, Thomas Gabriel continues to aim his focus on writing and releasing new music and to touring the world.
It's been a rough road... a road less traveled, but when you meet Thomas Gabriel you'll soon learn that each and every twist and turn has taken him from the lowest of valleys to the highest of mountain tops. His songwriting is always personal and his stories are compelling.
“When things are tough, I can pump out songs like no tomorrow. Maybe I am not as self-aware when I am happy, but I am always working on my songwriting. I love performing live. When I sing one of my own songs, I put everything that went into creating it into the performance…for me the best compliment I can get is when someone tells me that my music has helped them through a hard time or touched their heart in some way. When I look in the audience and someone is singing my lyrics back to me, that’s it - it’s the biggest thing by far.”