Gabe Burdulis is a 22 year-old singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. His roots began in Madison, WI where he spent most of his time playing at bars, staying out way too late for school nights. Burdulis began teaching himself guitar after he first picked up his fathers guitar in 7th grade. Writing and performing became a deep passion early on, he started playing in multiple bands locally including playing guitar for “The Funky Drummer”, Clyde Stubblefield in his late years. Before graduating high school, Burdulis had already become a two-time recipient of the “Les Paul Launchpad Award” and won over ten “Madison Area Music Awards”.
After declining a scholarship to Berklee school of music he moved to Nashville at the age of 18 without knowing a soul.
Since then, he has played iconic venues like the Bluebird Cafe, performed with Grammy Winning band Los Lobos at The Ryman Auditorium, and even caught the attention of Sheryl Crow when she attended his bands show in Nashville, TN followed by a post on her social media saying “They blew me away! Check them out!!”.
Burdulis has toured the country playing major festivals including the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, and shared stages with Acts like The Fray, X Ambassadors, Cheap Trick, B.O.B. and Wynona Judd. He spent most of 2017 on the road with his duo, Future Stuff, opening for acclaimed guitarist, Doyle Bramhall II who went on to produce their record full length record “For The Time Being”.
Mixing bluesy roots and a love for pop melodies, Burdulis’ music sits somewhere in a folk/americana style. Paying dues to influences such as Cat Stevens and James taylor he also branches from more contemporary influences like John Mayer, Shawn Mendes and Donavan Woods. His lyrics are meaningful ranging beyond love songs with a strong acoustic driven feel. His live shows are energetic yet intimate whether it be solo or with a band.
Burdulis is set to release a new EP on 12.18.18 this winter along with a string of national tour dates!
QUOTE: “Gabe’s music has the acoustic pop power of an Ed Sheeran song with better guitar playing and a bit more country thrown into the mix. There’s something in the subtle finger pickings and vocal flourishes that wears both his Midwest roots and his new southern home proudly. Despite his songwriting power, Gabe doesn’t let his ego get in the way; he is an incredibly sympathetic songwriter, with songs about his grandmother and the failings of the modern dating age.” – Daytrotter