An original artist movement has begun.
The music made her do it.
A couple years ago, Gayle Dillman hired musician Jeremy Hebbel to teach her daughter how to play guitar and write songs. Dillman enjoyed the results and was soon hosting a music series in her Wilmington home. Her passion became so strong that Dillman staged an original music showcase at the Center for Creative Arts in Yorklyn last November. The show was an instant success.
“People said, ‘You need to do this again,’” she says.
So she did.
Earlier this year, Dillman and Hebbel formed Gable Music Ventures and began staging events in and around Wilmington. Dillman organizes and promotes the events and Hebbel recruits the talent. They joined forces with local filmmaker Gordon DelGiorno to create the 2nd and LoMa Music Series at the Film Brothers’ studios on Market Street. Concerts were held in June and July.
“It’s sort of moving at lightning speed,” Dillman says. “That’s a good thing. We want to bring original music to this area and help bring people to downtown Wilmington.”
Gable Music Ventures creates an alternative to the music scene in local bars and clubs, where underage youths can’t get in. “There’s lots of good music out there, lots of people trying to get their music out there, but they can’t get into local venues,” Dillman says. “We have two bands whose members are all under 21. Even though they can play at bars, their fans can’t go see them.”
Gable Ventures has scheduled at least two events for August. (gablemusicventures.com) —D.O.