Gabe Schliffer is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Eugene, Oregon. His original music spans the gaps between, folk, old-time, bluegrass, and Americana. Gabe weaves his acoustic melodies between lyrics of hope and love. Originally from Upstate New York. Gabe grew up at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, an intentional community and organic farm in Middlesex, NY. In early 2017 he moved to Eugene.
Gabe says, “I have been playing the classical cello since I was five, but 12 years ago my world changed forever when I was introduced to old-time, country and bluegrass. When one day my cello suddenly broke, I was desperate to find an instrument that I could use. Luckily my roommate had a fiddle laying around, and after failing to play it in the usual way, I thought perhaps if I held it like a mini-cello that it might just work. Lo and behold, it was like magic! All I had to do was adjust my fingers to the right size, and my bow arm did the rest. Suddenly the world of fiddle and old-time music was open wide, and what an amazing journey it has been! “
He has been a member of many different bands including Thy Burden, Mulberry Soul, Outland County, and The Cabin Killers. His latest album, Stargazers is a continuation of Gabe search into the roots of Americana music, evoking the spirit of jamming around campfires and finding inspiration in the fields and forests of American heartland. His new album features him on cello, fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar as and lead vocals. Gabe has shared the stage with the likes of Jim Lauderdale, Donna the Buffalo, The Horseflies, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Blind Owl Band, and The Prickers.
On the windy ridges of Oregon grow tall trees with sweeping branches and enormous cones - the largest species of pine in the world, the Sugar Pine.
The Sugar Pine String Band are musicians from Eugene Oregon who share a love of traditional acoustic music. Fiddle, dobro and mandolin provide the high lonesome tones alongside the bass and guitar, with warm vocal harmonies old as the mountains. The group is comfortable playing up tempo bluegrass instrumentals or a variety of original ballads composed by Gabe Schliffer, Sugar Pine's leader and fiddle/cello master. For dances, picnics, parties or weddings, Gabe and Sugar Pine String Band will make you get up and dance!
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