Gretsch artist since 2017, Chad Gamble has been a professional musician for over twenty five years. Gamble grew up in Tuscumbia, AL in the Muscle Shoals Area. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama, he made moves to Shreveport, LA and Memphis, TN gaining valuable experience along the way, including being nominated twice as “Premier Drummer” by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Memphis Chapter. He has toured extensively internationally with The Bluebirds, Gamble Brothers Band, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Gamble has been with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit since 2008 and has returned to his hometown where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Gamble received a GRAMMY for his work on The Nashville Sound released in 2017. In 2015, Gamble played drums on the GRAMMY Award-winning album Something More Than Free. In 2016, he played on the GRAMMY-nominated song, “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time,” with the Blind Boys of Alabama.
When not on tour, Gamble stays busy in Muscle Shoals with recording sessions, and teaching lessons.
Feature photo by Josh Weichman.