Vincent Gabriel, aka Blind Albert, has been creating and performing his own brand of music for more than four decades. Influenced as a youth by
the music of Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, The Rolling Stones, and others Vince Credits His Mother and Father as being the reason he
started playing music. Born in South Amboy, New Jersey on September 16, 1947. Vincent started playing guitar in 1964 and in 1965
formed his first band, performing at high school dances and local halls. His musical career was put on hold in 1967 when he was drafted into
the U.S. Army, serving a tour of duty in Viet Nam during the 1968 Tet Offensive as a combat infantry soldier and point man with the First Infantry
Division. Upon his return in 1969, he performed for ten years in and around Connecticut honing his skills in clubs in New London, Norwich,
Hartford and New Haven. He established a home base in mid-coast Maine 1989. After forming the Blind Albert Band in the early 1990's, Vince
established himself throughout Maine as a no-holds-barred blues, rock, and original music performer.
Vince has shared the stage with blues legends Jimmy Rogers, Kenny Neal, Eddie Kirkland, Carey Bell, AC Reed, Philip Walker, Eddie Shaw, Sam Lay,
Son Seals, Jerry Portnoy, rockers Leon Russell and Merl Saunders of Grateful Dead fame and the list goes on and on. Vincent Gabriel is currently
performing in and around the state of Maine as a solo artist and with the Blind Albert Band.