with special guest Anson Funderburgh
Dates of Anson Funderburgh performing with the Gabe Stillman Band
Northeast Tour February
16 to 21
Debuts at # 10 on Blues Chart
Gabe is fresh out of his Wire Recording session in Austin TX with his
first full-length release giving fans a taste of what is to come. August
27th release by the Vizztone record label. Of the 15 tracks on
this release thirteen were penned by Gabe as he earns his way as a
(Sam Myers, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets),
guided the session as Gabe's hand picked producer.
"Just Say the Word"
follows Gabe's first two releases "The Grind", and "Flying High" which
featured The Nighthawks and are available on most streaming and digital
services. "Just Say The Word" will be available at
all shows. "Flying High" and "The Grind" are available online only at
Many regional fans remember Gabe as the winner of the prestigious Gibson
Guitar Award at the Blues Foundation's 2019 International Blues
Challenge with his band landing in the top 8 of the event finals. Since
then, Gabe has been actively touring and growing his fan base at every
"Gabe is somebody who has it all. His songs move me, he has a way with
words. He is an amazing singer, a great songwriter and a wonderful
musician. He has an unbelievable knowledge of music, but not only
that. Gabe will go places. He has the commitment and drive he needs to
go far in this business.Great musicians are special; they have something
different that sets them apart from the others. They are born with it,
it just comes easy. Gabe Stillman is one of them."...Anson Funderburgh
Just Say The Word ... is a brilliant, auspicious debut from one who has
the complete package. Gabe Stillman's future is very bright.
Jim Hynes for Music Scene Magazine.
Click here for Gabe's full
Check out Gabe at the New York State
Blues Festival, Syracuse 6/24/21
Other Video and Photos on
The Roots Music Report's
Top 50 Blues Album Chart
for the Week of Aug 28, 2021
Just Say The Word 2021 Release
Gabe's 2020 release, "FLYING HIGH" is available online
the IBA nominated song "Shame Shame"
backed by the Nighthawks
BIO - The Gabe Stillman Band is a three-piece
machine that runs at full tilt for every performance. While their sound
is unmistakably rooted in the blues, the band draws from the deep well
of all American roots music.
Gabe signed with Vizztone
Records in April of 2021 and headed in to the studio with Anson Funderburgh producing Gabe's touring band and guests. The pandemic
has given Gabe time to write a new release as well as launch a video
The Nighthawks backed Gabe
for his second release in 2020 with Hard Stomping Blues numbers.
“Gabe plays the blues with strength, personality, and a depth of both
feeling and musicianship.” —Nighthawks’ founder and frontman Mark Wenner
In January 2019, Gabe and his band returned from the 35th International
Blues Challenge, IBC, in Memphis TN, after landing in the final eight
out of 101 starting entries. Additionally Gabe’s command of the guitar
earned him serious notice with the slate of judges and earned him top
honors, winning the esteemed Gibson Guitar Award. Stillman says,
“Winning the Gibson award is an incredible honor, especially at this
early stage of my career. It’s an electrifying feeling to have the
encouragement from the Blues Foundation that I’m on the right path as a
Based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Gabe formed the band in 2015,
shortly after graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
The Gabe Stillman Band has become a mainstay of the regional blues
circuit with standout performances at venues large and small. In
addition to sharing stages with blues royalty The Nighthawks and Chicago
powerhouse Toronzo Cannon, they’ve won over crowds at the Briggs Farm
Blues Fest, the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, the Destination Blues
Festival and, to Stillman’s great satisfaction, the annual Billtown
Blues Festival. Toronzo Cannon says, “Gabe Stillman has the intensity
and the chops the blues should have, keep your eye on him!”
In the Summer of 2018 the band performed at the Spyglass Ridge Winery as
a supporting act for legendary blues and rock'n'roll band, George
Thorogood & The Destroyers.
Throughout the past year the band has toured extensively in PA, OH, MO,
TN, TX and FL playing for great audiences at some of the most
well-respected blues venues and festivals in the country. Plans are
underway for a tour landing him in Chicago and continuing through
upstate NY. Gabe is aggressively pursuing his next recording project.