Chad Gamble grew up in the Muscle Shoals region of Alabama playing drums from an early age. He paid his dues in the Beale Street blues clubs of Memphis before forming The Gamble Brothers Band with his brother Al. After three albums and extensive touring with GBB, he was asked to do some fill-in shows with former Drive-By Truckers guitarist Jason Isbell who was establishing himself as a solo artist. Soon after, Chad was asked to join Jason's band full-time. This band would eventually become known as The 400 Unit. On episode 020, Chad talks with Jamie about his early years, joining forces with Jason and recording quite possibly several of the greatest Americana albums of all-time. Chad is a monster groove machine and one of the most down-to-earth, nice guys in the music business. His story provides inspiration and a message of persistence for all musicians.
June 9, 2018