Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Shane Gamble

November 02, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Frederick

Current members --Shane Gamble (pictured), guitar and vocals; Dave Hadley, pedal steel; Jamie Watkins, drums; Patrick Thornton, bass

Founded in --2001

Style --American roots

Influenced by --Tom Petty, Wilco, Chris Whitley, Bob Dylan

Notable --This summer, Gamble had a residency at Seacrets, Ocean City's mammoth outdoor beach club. The exposure boosted his fan base and allowed him to tour farther into the Mid-Atlantic region, he said.

Quotable --"I think the sound just kind of struck people as just unique enough to create a buzz," Gamble said. "That's been a nice building block."

Hear Shane Gamble Saturday at Rock Bottom, 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. Free. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call 301-652-1311 or go to rockbottom.com. The band: shanegamble.com.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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