Austin bedroom-pop musician San Gabriel
is a crafter of dreamy, nostalgic pop songs, written and recorded in an East Austin liquor store.
Named after the river where he spent countless summer nights learning guitar and jamming with childhood bands, San Gabriel features 3-time Austin Music Award recipient James Bookert (Whiskey Shivers/Wild Child)
splitting duties as writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist.
After having gained experience writing with musicians like with Trinidad James, Raissa,
producers Nate Donmoyer, Odie,
and sharing the stage with DJ Khalid
, Anna Kendrick, & Rebel Wislon (Pitch Perfect 3)
, Bookert began writing and recording under the name San Gabriel behind the counter at a liquor store as a way to entertain himself during his night shifts.
Fusing 80’s style synth hooks with modern reverb-drenched guitars and synthesizers, San Gabriel creates a kaleidoscopic, nostalgic dream-pop sound.