ABOUT THE GIANTS

 

 

Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants are a dynamic, high-energy, electric Blues trio. Winning over audiences at every show with performances that showcase the band’s musical prowess, depth of artistic passion, and pure joy of playing ‘The Blues.’ While the band’s sound is unmistakably rooted in American Blues, the band draws deeply from the well of Soul, R&B, Funk, and New Orleans Jazz & Blues music, performing both original compositions and well-chosen ‘cover songs’ that pay respectful homage to the true giants of the Blues in the band’s own inimitable way.

Based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania The Billtown Giants are led by guitarist & singer Gabe Stillman and fueled by bassist Colin Beatty and drummer Joel B Vincent. “The Giants” were formed by Stillman in 2015 after his graduation from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Since then, they’ve consistently climbed towards the top of the regional Blues circuit with standout performances at the Billtown Blues Festival (2016), the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival (2016 & 2017), the Destination Blues Festival (2016 & 2017), as well as shared stages with Blues legends The Nighthawks and Chicago powerhouse Toronzo Cannon. Also in 2017, the band ventured to Memphis TN, representing their hometown Billtown Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge where they competed against some of the finest Blues bands and musicians in the world.

Nighthawks founder & frontman Mark Wenner says of Stillman, “Gabe plays the Blues with strength, personality, and a depth of both feeling and musicianship.”  Toronzo Cannon agrees, saying "Gabe Stillman has got the chops and the intensity the Blues should have. Keep your eye on him!"