Gabrielle Louise – Colorado Chanteuse
As the sun goes down, Gabrielle Louise’s captivating voice and lyrics will fill the Salon on a warm summer eve in July. She is performing for her second time at Baur’s after being a featured artist in “City on the Rise” Part I, Colorado’s Best Up & Coming Artists, this past January. She is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song.
Gabrielle Louise’s music is anchored deeply in folk, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a random musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse.
Gabrielle’s music has been best appreciated in listening atmospheres with introspective, attentive crowds. She is striving to communicate more soul than special effect and gently entice her listener to release their grip on the status quo. Known for her authenticity and candor on stage, her performances are notably present and sincere, a professional presentation of her private creative world.
Gabrielle has been entrusted to open for or shared the stage with greats such as Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Eliza Gilkyson, and Guy Clark.
In the original songwriting realm, she has 100% independently released a handful of records, Journey(2006), Around in Circles, the E.P. (2007), Cigarettes for Sentiments (2008), Live in Coal Creek Canyon(2009), Mirror the Branches (2010), and most recently, The Bird in My Chest (2014).
Her most recent collection of songs was released in tandem with a book of poetry and short stories. It comes in an original, handmade case that holds the book as well as the record itself, which features the beautiful black and white photography of Kristen Hatgi-Sink and Mark Sink.
Music Appreciation Society welcomes her back to the Salon for an honest evening of music as she sings and strums the guitar. We invite you, your friends, and family to head to Baur’s for this intimate performance as Gabrielle dives into her music, playing her rich and melodic songs.
Saturday, Jul. 23 :: 9PM
Gabrielle Louise – Colorado Chanteuse
Baur’s Listening Lounge
Dinner Reservations: 303-615-4000
1512 Curtis Street
– “Articulate and gifted, Gabrielle Louise… is an artist who comes to music from a literary vantage point, first and foremost…But the lyrics standing alone are only part of the story…As a vocalist Gabrielle Louise dives deep into her songs, exploring them in a warm, sturdy voice reminiscent at times of Joni Mitchell…especially in the falsetto flights and lower register swoops…She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve.” – David McGee, The Bluegrass Special
– “Gabrielle Louise is a deceiving package. Though young and beautiful, the guitar-playing singer/songwriter sounds like an older woman. Her pop/country blend is distinctly adultcontemporary in flavor and boasts mature lyrics. Lovers of folk music will appreciate Louise’s strong voice, which she uses with equal success on stunning high notes and rumbling lows.” – The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO
– “[The Gabrielle Louise Show has] been making their mark on the acoustic scene with a live show that yields smart topical songs, rich soaring vocals, and show-stopping, genre-hopping sets.” – The Spencer Daily Reporter (Spencer, IA)
– “Gabrielle Louise sings and writes songs on the highest plane. Her lyrics are poetic and her singing is nothing short of amazing!” – Country star Michael Martin Murphey