2018 FORT ADAMS LINEUP
FRIDAY AUGUST 3, 2018
Oklahoma-born, Brooklyn-based thirty-something singer-songwriter and cellist, Gabriel Royal plays his ‘grown up lullabies’ in the subway stations of New York City. That’s where he found his lawyer, his manager, his cello and where he continues to find a genuine connection with his inspiration: the commuters of New York. Influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove and Burt Bacharach’s jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, along with other contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Janelle Monae and Thundercat, Gabriel’s trademark sound is all his own. Gabriel released his self titled album in 2016 along with his single and music video for “Say It’s Right”, directed by Blake Farber, who has worked with Beyoncé and other A-list artists.