Gabe Dixon Ignites With One Spark on August 23, 2011

New Debut Solo Album Features Collaborations with Starsailor frontman James Walsh, Bluegrass Icon Alison Krauss & Grammy-Winning Songsmith Dan Wilson

One Spark (Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group) marks Gabe Dixon’s debut album as a solo artist, and is a sonic and artistic leap forward for the musician. He has received accolades from the likes of Village Voice, Paste, and Performing Songwriter, and now he flexes a newfound muscularity in tone and texture – delivering the most personal and rewarding music of his young career.

Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Marc Broussard) and a stellar new cast of players, album collaborators include Grammy-Winning songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele “Someone Like You,” Dixie Chicks “Not Ready To Make Nice”), Starsailor frontman James Walsh and country/bluegrass icon Alison Krauss,  One Spark will be available August 23, 2011.

(Click below to see the EPK, and watch what Gabe has to say about recording One Spark)

“Working with Gabe is a real honor. The melancholy in his voice and melodies is reminiscent of the great American songwriters Randy Newman and Jackson Browne. It’s testament to Gabe’s talent that amazing people such as Alison Krauss and Dan Wilson came on board for ‘One Spark’ and I’m honored to be among them.”

– James Walsh (Starsailor)

” Gabe keeps making huge artistic strides and this album is his best yet, his most emotionally riveting, his most beautifully melodic, his most pop and at the same time his most personal. I’m in.”

– Dan Wilson (Adele, Dixie Chicks, Semisonic)

” A tremendous songwriter and a mesmerizing musician.  I can’t decide whether I’m more proud or delighted to have written with Gabe, and to have contributed to ‘One Spark’, but I’m both.”

– Iain Archer (Snow Patrol & Tired Pony)