When he first picked up a guitar at 18, Roger Gabriel felt he had something to say. Family, friends, love won and lost, words came tumbling out and he knew he had to write what was in his heart. Being a songwriter was important and felt so right. Now, years later, Gabriel has captured the respect of industry professionals and fans alike. With the release of his long awaited CD, Wide Open and under the expert guidance of veteran producer, Tom McKillip (Aaron Prichett), Gabriel is set to make his mark on the country music world. Already given an Okanagan Music Award for best country group and a nomination for best male performer, the sky's the limit for this talented Ontario native. Folks love Gabriel's down home charm and powerhouse vocals. You're captured by his simple heartfelt lyrics and captivated by his presence. Whether he's singing in a coffeehouse, or rocking the house at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, he's real. It's that sense of family and connection, it's the roots planted deep that make a great country singer.