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The Ambassador at Dogtown
June 21, 2019 : 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Ambassador at Dogtown Fri June 21 – 8 pm – $5
“The Ambassador” is reggae, soul and rock standout Stephen Gabriel Lewis, born in Virginia in 1980. Much of his decision in choosing the performer title “The Ambassador” was based on his mother’s words to him throughout childhood encouraging him to be a leader rather than a follower and to be a peacemaker. Gabe, as his friends know him, has been playing guitar and composing music and lyrics since age 14. The tunes he listened to from his older brother’s music collection (John Lee Hooker, Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Zeppelin, U2, etc.) and the old Motown and beach hits that would play on his parents’ radio influenced his early musical tastes. Finding a love for reggae, hip hop and R&B early in high school, The Ambassador would never again be interested in limiting himself to any particular musical genre.
In February 2009, The Ambassador decided to head west and plant new roots in sunny San Diego, California. Since relocating, he has performed and recorded with a number of Southern California’s finest reggae/dub musicians, attributing to the “fuller sound” that is prominent on both the New Roots (2011) and Cali Love (2015) album releases. After releasing “The Ambassador Presents…” EP in 2009 and the Haiti Relief Benefit EP “Sunshine” in 2010, The Ambassador’s first full-length solo album entitled “New Roots” was released in 2011. It was nominated World Music Album of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards and Album of the Year at the Virginia Reggae Awards.
When on the east coast, Gabe works with a talented group of soulful Appalachian musicians, throwing down the best reggae, soul and rock going. Don’t miss this rare chance to see The Ambassador at Dogtown!