"... The sheer viscerality of By the Dirt as a whole, makes this one hell of a listening experience. That the album is but a debut effort is all the more astonishing. This Gabriel, he's blowing his horn right now. Best get yourself some religion, sinners." -blurt-online.com
"... This Tucson native presides over each number with the commanding authority of a man who's only seen it all because he's lived it all and written the reports in his dirty, bloody journal he keeps buried in the backyard under the apple tree."
"... His debut is so good there's little room for improvement on any sophomore and subsequent albums. Though I'd hate for him not to try."
"By The Dirt" was recorded one and a half times in Tucson, AZ from January '09 through March '09. It was recorded at The Upstairs Studio and Wavelab Studio.
All songs written by Gabriel Sullivan except for "Life Is Fine" (Rainer Ptacek) and "The Gardens" (Chris Gaffney). Two truly inspirational people and musicians.
(C) & (P) 2009 Fell City Records
released August 1, 2009
Musicians: Gabriel Sullivan, Tom Walbank, Rudy Bagalini, Nick Luca, Craig Schumacher, Arthur Vint, Connor Gallaher, Mark Pierce, Ian Stapp, Marco Rosano, Brittany Dawn, Mike Hebert, Andrew Collberg, Vicki Brown, Joey Burns, Johnny Saczko
Engineers: Nick Luca, Craig Schumacher
Mixed by: Craig Schumacher
Mastered by: JJ Golden @ Golden Mastering
Photography: Shaun Roby
Layout and Design: Gabriel Sullivan
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