This Brighter Day
Gabe Penna singer/songerwriter rooted in his love for the music of Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Builds on the folk tradition of love ballads, stories and a voice for issues of justice, Gabe puts great thought into the lyric to paint an image that touches the lives of his listeners. A song writer from an early age, Gabe's music has an honesty and insight into life's celebrations and struggles. There is not a performance gone by without someone saying that "you sound like Cat Stevens!" The Rising is Morris McLachlan, on bass, and percussionist Eric Brunner who joined the band in 2007. They have two discs with "This Brighter Day" released in 2009. And produced by award winning Rich McFarlane. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the songs that they hold dear and are grateful for the chance to say 'hey, isn't life good, isn't life rich, let's love this moment, this group of people, let's be alive with all the surroundings and all the senses.' 'My Brighter Day' has 12 songs that take the listener on a journey that is sometimes intense, pensive, happy and relaxing.There is something in this album for everyone of every age. There performances are enjoyed by all ages from the wee tiny ones to those with wisdom of the years.