I was at Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids, MI with my girlfriend this weekend and while we were there, we stopped at a music tent to listen to a local band play for a few minutes. I was very impressed.
Matt Gabriel is the name of the artist. Matt Gabriel Band is the name of the group. Take a moment and check out the band’s website on Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/mattgabrielmusic
You’ll find playable (full-length) versions of his songs on that site. Be sure to listen to ‘Irish Eyes‘ while you’re there. What a great song. My girlfriend and I loved it and have been humming along to it off and on since we heard it played at the festival yesterday afternoon.
I hope Matt and his band find great success with their talents. The drummer who accompanies him provides additional vocals and together their harmonies are very good; particularly on that ‘Irish Eyes’ song. Man, what a good tune.