Originally from Louisville, Gaba Gavi left in 2001 for Boston University . . .
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After returning home Gavi began writing more music and continued performing in cities such as Boston, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, and a few others alongside such people as Emm Gryner (from Canada), Tricia Conception (Detroit), and Liz Berlin (of Rusted Root). With support from Liz Berlin, Gavi entered Liz's studio in Pittsburgh in Sept. 2005 to record an EP with Berlin taking the seat as producer (and, incidentally, a guest appearance on the record).
With an anticipated release of Jan. 15th, Gavi is having a CD Release Party at Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisvile on Jan. 21st, supported by Luke Doucet who is currently on tour with Josh Rouse in Europe and the US.
You might have heard Gavi on WLRS's local show on Sunday evenings, 102.3 The Max, or, if you’re the traveling type, WERW in Syracuse, WTBU in Boston, and WXRT in Chicago. With other Louisville media support such as an in-store at Ear-X-Tacy scheduled and reviews expected from Velocity, LEO, and Louisville music news, Gavi hoping for a very successful local release and a big 2006.