“Marie Gabrielle is a Very Talented Young Lady…Look out for her”....The Late B.B. King
Over the course of her multifaceted career she's been called “A one stop entertainment shop” and was voted “One of the Top New DIY Artists” by Performing Songwriter.
She has been honored to work with some of the music industry’s most prestigious producers, session players and recording artists in the business!
Born and raised in New York City on the Lower East side of Manhattan and the Bronx, Marie studied classical guitar throughout high school and grew up exposed to various genres of music from classical, R&B and classic rock to latin jazz, folk and blues. As a child her mother put old Motown 45’s in her Christmas stocking and some of her earliest influences ranged anywhere from Paco DeLucia and Segovia to B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
She studied music and theater at Hunter College and established herself in various club scenes in NYC and throughout the U.S. playing slide guitar and singing her original compositions. While working part-time and recording in several prestigious NYC recording studios, she met her long time mentor and Guitar Player/Producer the late great Mr. Hugh McCracken and began her professional music career.
Marie has played guitar, sang and performed throughout the World for live shows, recording projects, International music festivals and film & television.
She has also shared the bill as a solo act with The late great B.B. King, H.E.R. Wyclef Jean, Taj Mahal, Dr.John, Lucinda Williams and Several Broadway and Television artist’s.
Marie’s original compositions and arrangements have appeared in several live theater performances including two hit Off-Broadway shows, "Phenomena" and most recently “A Magicienne Among The Spirits” starring celebrity magician Belinda Sinclair.
She is an Internationally published music writer,
recipient of several corporate and national grants for her continued support of Blues, Roots and Independent Music, and is a BMI songwriter, ASCAP publisher, SAG-AFTRA convention delegate and founder of “The Fret No More Foundation” a nonprofit that supports young women and music education through playing the guitar
Marie produced, wrote and released her Internationally acclaimed CD in Australia titled "Restless Angel" on her Indie label “RightFoot Records” with engineer/co-producer Dae Bennett and guitar player/co- producer Hugh McCracken.
She has toured and performed in music festivals and venues throughout Mexico, Europe and Australia and is currently composing and consulting for film & television while in pre-production for her new music release in late 2022.