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Short Bio

Thomas Gabriel


A blend of Americana, country and rock, listening to Thomas, one can draw parallels to Steve Earle, Townes van Zandt or Johnny Cash.  In fact,  as the eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, the voice comes naturally. As a child, it wasn’t long before Thomas found his own love and passion for music and wrote his first song in the second grade. 


While embracing the legacy, TG has created his own personal sound and is paving his own path - he is intense, passionate and real.

He brings along with him, a wealth of stories and memories of his childhood and of growing up a member of such an iconic family.

His story is amazing.

His songwriting is always personal.

Full Bio

Real. Raw. Passionate. Songs that tell stories. Genre-straddling music heavily influenced by his country roots. When asked what finally inspired him to release his debut album, Thomas Gabriel accredits the timing of his music career largely to fate. 


Born in Ventura, California, to Kathy Cash (one of four daughters Johnny Cash had with first wife Vivian Liberto Cash), Thomas spent a lot of time touring with grandparents Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash as a boy. Undoubtedly influenced by his iconic grandfather, wasn’t long before Thomas found his own love and passion for music, and in the second grade, he wrote his very first song. 


"Growing up, Grandpa would show me chords, listen to music I’d written and ask me about the songs I wrote….he was always really supportive. I started to pay a lot of attention to how people were making music.”

In addition to following in his family’s musical footsteps, he also followed down the path of substance abuse. His addictions led to a lengthy arrest record, and a number of years in prison. The solitude of prison provoked him to explore songwriting again, a journey that he had begun in his youth. After release, Thomas began paving a new path.


In 2018 Thomas began working on his debut  album, "Long Way Home". The songs share the challenges and joys of his life. Some feature the story out front with the band laying back, and others are deep grooves supported by poetry reminiscent of Lou Reed. No punches pulled or shying away from sometimes painful truths, Thomas charms audiences with his sincerity and wins fans with his deep baritone voice leading the listener through his tales.


Dedicated now to telling his story in an effort to help spread awareness for those battling addiction, Thomas Gabriel continues to aim his focus on writing and releasing new music and to touring the world. 

His story is amazing.

His songwriting is always personal.

 “I love performing live. When I sing one of my songs, I put everything that went into creating it into the performance. If I am singing one of Johnny’s songs, then I channel how I felt when I heard him do it. For me, the best compliment I can get is when someone tells me that my music has helped them through a hard time or touched their heart in some way. When I look in the audience and someone is singing my lyrics back to me, that’s it. It’s the biggest thing by far.”  


Latest Release:
Treehouse Sessions
(The Raw Uncut Acoustic Project)



"Right Side of the Dirt"

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