What can you say about a guy who picks up a guitar and two years later wins the Merle Watson Festival Flatpicking Championship? Lucky is the band that has Gabe on its tracks, whether guitar or mandolin, and to hear him live will make you weep with joy. Wowing the Bluegrass scene for years, Gabe is now writing songs and playing Newgrass, and it only gets better.
Gabe Valla comes with many prestigious accolades under his brass belt buckle. He’s a past winner of the Doc Watson flatpicking championship, for starters. Gabe also plays both mandolin and guitar in the Gatorbone Trio.