Hey there! This is Leslie Kolovich and joining me today is Gabe Gomez. He is a singer/songwriter with a sound that takes you to a warm beach with friends gathered around a fire after a great day of surfing. His album, “In my island” has 11 original songs with him playing the Ukulele, and guitar. Gabe talks about growing up surrounded with music playing all the time. His father was a huge fan of the Beatles and both parents are Columbian so the vibrant sounds of Latino music filled their house. Gabe was born and raised in Miami beach another great place for music influence. However, it was a trip to Hawaii that really influenced Gabe. He truly saw and felt the colors of island music and where he learned to play the ukulele which he has never put down since.
Gabe takes us on his journey of writing music starting out when he was a teenager and into rock and roll with an “angry at the world” feel. Gabe says when he started to surf life changed for him, and his songwriting started to reflect this change. He became more in touch with the environment and the humbleness that one has when out on the ocean. He is very involved with his local Surf Rider foundation and feels education is key to the survival of our planet. We talk about his family, his spirituality and perspective on life and the roll music plays in his career as a firefighter. He starts his day out with all three, two little boys his wife a deep belief in God, and music playing wherever he goes.
We have a discussion on social media, which is how we connected through the SUP Community chain. He met Ned Johnson of SUP Orlando who knew Momma C. in Dana Point, California who knew me who gave me Gabe’s info. Small, but very large world. He also met the artist who created his album cover through social media, Jay Alders. As Gabe writes on his credits, “educate, respect and love”. Simple messages are always the best. You can find Gabe at www.gabegomezmusic.com or iTunes. I know you will enjoy this podcast.
I know you will enjoy this podcast.
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