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Gavin Wahl-Stephens

by Gavin Wahl-Stephens

This debut album has a wide range of influences and styles, from folk to blues to rock; all of which are linked by honest songwriting.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Taylor's
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2. Out of Range
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3. Backwards Grin
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4. Snitched Out Blues
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5. Long Road
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6. Hammer
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7. Stride
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8. Red Flag
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9. Write a Letter
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10. Good Thing
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Album Notes
In an era when every independent band in the country seems to be moving to Portland, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the city has always had a homegrown sound all its own. Portland native Gavin Wahl-Stephens grew up at the city's blues festivals, grooving at independent gigs and ripping solos over old B.B. King tapes in his Southeast basement. After moonlighting as a reggae guitarist and getting his solo start at blues jams in Pabst-soaked taverns, Gavin became a mainstay in town with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2007. Maturing into a tight progressive blues and Americana outfit with distinctly Northwest quirks, his band has won accolades for its honest sound and roaring live shows, and Gavin has also been touted for personal lyrics that focus on the unavoidable feelings of perpetual motion. "I'm trying to find the laid-back groove of The Band," he explains, "but when it's time to kick down the door we're going for something like Dylan live in '66." Inheritor of the roots-rock tradition and an angular interpreter of American standards, Gavin produces a sound that moves between accessible folk and atmospheric jams -- call it dark, dynamic


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Eddie Owens

I stumbled upon Gavin's music (I am on the east coast) and thought I would give it a shot. I ordered the CD and got it a few days later. WOW, is all I can say. If you like great music with a blues touch then you should not pass this CD up. I have not stopped listening to it. The CD is great and CD Baby is great. SPREAD THE WORD

Love this album!
I live in PA and kinda found Gavin's music by accident. I am so glad that I did! I bought it off of cd baby and absolutly love the cd. I definetly recommend that you give it a try...especially the song 'Stride'.


Great music!
The only way to put it! Just genuine great music Love it! Keep up the hard work G Double...