Gabe Lee Releases Title Track To Forthcoming New Album, “Drink The River”

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Gabe Lee does not miss.

He’s back with a stunning new single today called “Drink The River,” which is accompanied by some gorgeous mandolin and steel, as well as his own acoustic guitar.

It’s the title track to his forthcoming new album that will be out everywhere on July 14th, the follow-up to his 2022 The Hometown Kid album.

Gabe told Garden & Gun that the song can be interpreted as a love song, though it’s more symbolic in the way it represents the shared river of the human experience, and all the gritty, messy stuff you might find in there too:

“‘Drink the River’ sounds like a love song, and in some ways it is. But more importantly, I think it’s a message about drinking from the river of shared human experience.

It’s inviting folks to dip into this flow of stories and this current of emotions and experiences. It’s an invitation for folks to really take a look at what makes our shared human experience so important.”

Of course, his vocals sound great, and if  you’re unfamiliar with Gabe, he’s a Nashville native with an incredible knack for songwriting and ability to deliver stories with authenticity and honesty, staying true to his country roots in Music City.

He also added that this album will be even more stripped-back than his previous work, as he leans into the bluegrass element of his sound that has existed in some form or fashion in all of his music, which you can definitely hear on this new single.

The music video was filmed at the famous Sound Emporium in Nashville, where he also recorded the entire album:

Gabe previously released “Even Jesus Got The Blues”:

Gabe Lee 2023 tour:

May 6 – Chicago, IL – Luke Combs The Bootleggers Tailgate Party (at Soldier Field)
May 18 – Austin, TX – Saxon Pub
May 19 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
May 20 – Richardson, TX – Wildflower Fest
June 1 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
June 2 – Southern Pine, NC – Sunrise Theater
June 3 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
June 4 – Waverly, AL – Standard Deluxe
June 9 – Salina, KS – Smoky Hill River Festival
July 6 – Indianapolis, IN – HI- FI
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Carol’s Pub
July 8 – Ankeny, IA – Ankeny Chamber SummerFest
Aug 12 – Camino, CA – Delfino Farms
Aug 25 – Lutterworth, UK – The Long Road Festival
Sept 8- Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Sept 9 – Monticello, KY – Black Mountain Jamboree
Nov 11- Hayesville, NC – Peacock Performing Arts Center
^Gabe Lee solo
* with King Margo

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock