Not just another pretty face in boots and a cowboy hat, Sable brings a distinct new voice and new songs/sounds to country music and radio. But his looks have not gone unnoticed by reviewers. ”Jeff Sable has abundant sex appeal and the talent to back it up,” according to Music Connection Magazine in their June 2007 issue.
Jeff Sable and his brother Chris have been making music since before they were teens. Jeff provides the lead vocals and guitar. Chris plays bass and sings harmony, and the two brothers write the majority of Sable music. Through the years, Jeff and Chris Sable have continued to teach and learn from each other how to improve their songwriting, recording, and performing skills. They never stop honing their craft as musicians, and making their own unique brand of country music.
The Sable brothers grew up in Southern Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. An area mixed with farms and factories… small town life close to a major metropolitan city. Their father was a Vietnam vet who worked in law enforcement and retired from the Department of Defense. Their blue collar upbringing taught the Sable brothers straight forward small town farm and family values that shine through in their own style of country music. The chorus from their first single “Raised on the Radio” sums up the brothers best …. “I was raised on the radio, learned to walk to country and soul, cut my teeth on rock-n-roll, raised on the radio.”
The resulting Sable music is flavored with the rich and diverse history of R&B, Soul, Rock, and Country music that flourished in the metro St. Louis area as they were growing up.
St. Louis influences such as Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, and Johnnie Johnson resonated throughout the Sable household courtesy of their father. The brother’s more recent influences include John Mellencamp, Keith Urban and Pat Green along with traditional artists like Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash and John Denver.
Performances with artists such as James Taylor, Joan Jett, Bad English, Skid Row, 38 Special, and others further developed their music style.
The Sable songwriting style is very personal and revealing. Love, life, and family make up the message of their music. Chris notes, “If people cannot understand your songs, and really feel them, you have not done your job as a song writer.”
Sable has honed their chops, averaging 300+ performances each year and performing for more than 500,000 fans in the last five years. Sable tours throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico, and has performed for American troops on USO tours.
Sable’s first single, “Raised on the Radio,” charted nationally on New Music Weekly, Independent Music Network, and Music Row’s country charts. The single went all the way to the top attaining the #1 ranking on the Independent Music Network chart and #12 on the Indie Country chart for New Music Weekly.
The other members of Sable include: Mike Downing on sax, midi wind controller, and vocals. Mike was a studio and club musician in Nashville prior to joining Sable. Rounding out the group on drums is Jake Hanselman, who has performed with Harry Connick Jr., Koko Taylor, Gregory Hines, and Gladys Knight, just to name a few.
Sable is managed by Dr. Charles “Max” E. Million of Million Dollar Artists and records on American Eagle Recordings.
For additional information, photos and music:
Call: 888-521-8146 or 314-965-5648 or
On the Web: www.sablecountry.com
Here’s what some other folks say about Sable
and the songs on the “Subconscious” CD.
Robert K. Oermann, noted country music historian and critic, wrote in his March 30, 2007 column in Music Row:
“There are several newcomers in this column, but none with the finesse and sonic polish as SABLE. Give those Missouri boys a DisCovery Award.”
SABLE/Raised On the Radio
Writer: Chris Sable/ Jeff Sable; Producer: Jeff Sable; Publisher: Ubar: ASCAP; American Eagle (track) (www.sableband.com)
–The Palpitating bass line draws you in. The tempo makes you wanna move. The little “cry” in the vocal catches you attention. The chorus is a killer. This rocks.
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Oermann liked the second single as well.....
SABLE/Love Hasn’t Found ‘Em Yet
Writer: Wendell Mobley/Jim Robinson; Producer: Jeff Sable; Publisher: Ensign/Bump Draft/Good Apple, BMI/ASCAP; American Eagle (track)
—Two lonely working-class folks (she’s in cosmetology, he works at Home Depot) will find one another someday. It’s written in the stars. Soulfully sung and produced with a country-rock edge that is quite ear-catching.
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"Arena Country," is what came to mind when I first heard Sable. Sable and Sable music is destined to be heard in the world’s largest arenas. It’s that powerful"
Billy Block - President - Western Beat Entertainment
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“Finally, a clear cut sound on the radio. Sable is it!”
John English - Music Director - KGWY
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“This CD is fantastic with a unique sound, powerful lyrics and musicianship.”
John Sturtevant - CD Baby
“Just try to resist. A tough guy with hard eyes who writes songs of yearning and loss all to a beat that is more Seal than Sepultura. It takes a lot of cojones to wear old engineer boots and sing lyrics like “I wanna swim in your soul, all with a subtle, gorgeous vibe. There is a love scene movie soundtrack just waiting to happen here.”
Jessica Willis - Music Dish www.musicdish.com
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(Drop of Rain) “One of the better tracks we’ve heard in a while. Talent is shining through.”
Mary Peters - Recording Magazine
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(Subconscious) “Sable has a commercial voice. I get a sincere personal message lyrically which is easy to relate to. Strong, powerful delivery....very emotional with great control.”
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“ Hatless country singer Jeff Sable has abundant sex appeal and the talent to back it up. “Raised on the Radio” is a Mellencampian winner, a rocked up, fiddlefried nostalgia trip on which the singer name-checks a dozen heritage artists. He infuses “Everybody Wants Her,” and the poignant “Drop of Rain,” with well-gauged vibrato. All in all, this St. Louis native, a DisCovery Award winner, demonstrates that he has the goods to be given serious consideration by Music Rowers."
Music Connection Magazine
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The “Subconscious” EP was named one of the Top 25 CD’s reviewed by Music Connection Magazine for 2007.
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For additional information, photos, and music: Call: 888-521—8146 or 314-965-5648 or