"Shane is a unique & talented songwriter...the Story of Mary is an explosive radio tune & his performance at our Emerging Artist was a knockout”.
- Mike Matthews (Program Director 89.7 WTMD)
"When I first took a listen I immediately noticed Shane's soulful tone...powerful yet melodic, Shanes going places"
- Julian "Evening Personality WIHT-FM, DC" Julian Hot 99.5 FM
“That’s good s**t”
- Doug Stanhope of the Man Show
"Behind the Blue, crisp and neatly packaged, is an amalgamation of things heard. "
Frederick News Post- 72 Hours Dickson Mercer
"Singer/Songwriter Shane Gamble's latest CD Behind The Blue, is a breathe of fresh air with it's organic sounding, heartfelt lyrics that are laid down with tasteful solid drum tracks provided by Matt Johnson and Michael Dawson.
- Billy Amendola Modern Drummer Magazine
"After the first two tracks on Shane Gamble's CD "Behind the Blue", I warned my girlfriend that she would be hearing it with regularity. From the faraway pedal steel on opener "Wait" to the urgency of "Simple Life" and the vivid scenes illustrated on "Village Train", Gamble and his band evoke a world both distinctive and faintly familiar. "Behind the Blue" exhibits the eclecticism of Austin, Texas and elements of Nashville's venerable tradition ("Already" and "White Fence" respectively). Gamble has a voice that is refreshing and understated while simultaneously intense and emotional. "Behind the Blue" is perfect for the highway ahead, as a prelude to a night on the town, or as a perfect complement to closed blinds and an open bottle of wine."
- OnTap / Aaron Cunningham
Shane Gamble like taking the road literally wherever it may lead. While in college at Salisbury State University in Salisbury MD., Route 50 led right to his house, and that’s exactly where he started his own record label. “I lived in a house on the exit ramp” said Gamble, founder of Rt.50 Music and creator of albums “Behind the Blue” (2005) and Talk About (2002). His path, however, he also prefers to walk alone. “my process is to work by myself,” said the independent solo artist, who often heads to his cabin studio in West Virginia to craft his earnest love songs and quirky ballads in solitude. “Sometimes, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night (there) because I’ll dream about a song. Gamble pens the lyrics to adult alternative tunes, and then works through the musical arrangements by blending in aspects of rock, jazz and pop. When it comes to recording and playing live gigs the singer/songwriter label exec calls on his stable of talented musician friends to help him out- as much as he can, given his affinity for live performance, especially in the clubs where he’s gained a strong fan base. “There are a ton of venues to play if you’re not afraid to put yourself out there” Gamble said. To listen, go to www.shanegamble.com
- Northern Virginia Magazine