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Great Escape

by Gabriel Zacchai

Hard-driving original folk and blues from the Maine mountainside.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Bootleg
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2. Great Escape
4:04 $0.99
3. Cash Farmer
4:45 $0.99
4. Empty Road
3:35 $0.99
5. Fake It Till You Make It
5:59 $0.99
6. Like Water
4:12 $0.99
7. The Farm
5:10 $0.99
8. A Banker's Ballad
4:21 $0.99
9. Open Season
4:32 $0.99
10. We Drive Away
4:34 $0.99
11. Doomer Song
6:47 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I moved my family to the heart of Maine’s
blueberry country in the spring of 2009 to
continue our great escape from the trappings
of mainstream American life and to push further
than ever before into the sovereignty and
sustainability of country living. I took a job
as a carpenter to pay the bills, and for the
first time, found myself separated from my
wife and son for many days and nights at a
time. While my family farmed the land, I worked
on the coast, building a timberframe house by
day, and utilizing its natural acoustics by night.
Most of the music on this album was recorded
there on the jobsite, after the workday was over
and the crew had gone back to the hotel.
1 year later now, that house is finished, and
my family and I are moving again- still searching
for a place to be who we are, on our own terms.

-GZ


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"...The album just gets richer and richer the more I listen to it! This is the mark of great music/art in my book! There are no holes. It has all the classic Gabe hallmarks, the dramatic sweeping of the guitar strings, in a way only he can do...the perfectly placed mandolin injections--the balance between traditional and modern textures. Also just the great f***ing playing! I love "The Farm"! Capalldi and Mason would be proud! Amazing lyrics! "Like Water" too hit me hard. There is a lot more compassion in the music. Fatherhood has softened the heart (is my theory), and in a good way! It's really cool to see the music bend and twist over the years, I am an "old" fan now!"

-John Paul Marchand, 'Tempest Broog Radio', KXCI Tucson, Az.


I've listened to it quite a few times now, mostly in the car but also on my monitors at home and I've gotta say you really did a great job recording! Everything sounds natural and the mixes are clear and well balanced. I was especially impressed with how good the madolin sounded, I've never recorded one before but I've always thought it would be a difficult instrument to record. I liked all of the songs, I think my favorite was "The Farm", I really like the flow of the song and it's got a really cool kind of somber melody. My other favorites were "Doomer's Song, "Cash Farmer", and "Fake it till you make it".

-Jesse Thulin, Soundbender


Yeah, no surprise there that Doomer is m fana's fav...
However, the whole damn CD is great...but you know me,
love that in your face, take no prisoners stuff best....
listened again early AM this morn, this time in my Audio
Technica Studio Monitoring Headphones (phenomenal,
i almost can't stand to listen to anything anywhere else!)...
to catch all the subtleties and recording quality (most
excellent by the way)....BUT WAIT! The musicianship
has taken a turn for the wondrous...your playing (and the
others, particularly that fiddle chick) is great...no shit! Mixes
are good too...BUT WAIT! Your vocals are bettah than evah!
You should be extremely proud of your latest venture...gotta
listen some more...maybe on the cheapest gear anywhere in
the Universe, then back to AT World. Now, give me more
kick ass doomer stuff too...pure GZ...

Damn good kid!

-Robert Schick Farmer/ Pirate
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