We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabe Wolf and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabe, why did you pursue a creative career?
There’s two main reasons: the first is that music has changed my life so significantly, by allowing me to feel heard and understood. So I want to give that back to people. The second is that I don’t feel that I have much of a choice… I’ve dabbled in many jobs over the years, and nothing has stuck with me like music does. It’s always in the back of my mind, and always somewhere inside of my soul, needing to be expressed. So I’m just going with it.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Music was always an important tool for me to feel seen and heard. When I was growing up, listening to bands like Linkin Park, Papa Roach, and others who were becoming popular at the time really cemented for me that there was a cadre of people in the world that understood the experience of shame, insecurity, and anxiety that I was experiencing as a child. More than that, I would just get pulled into their music and live in their sonic worlds whenever I would hear them. It was incredible. My goal nowadays is to create that experience for other people, using my own music. I love the idea of being able to help others who have felt unseen and unheard, and I know that music has the power to do that. Hopefully, I can create a community of like-minded people, with my music as the backbone.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The first thing I’d think to do is take them to get some sort of Impossible burger, like at Monty’s. Fun vegetarian/vegan options are one of my favorite things about LA. Next, I’d take them to Crafted Donuts or California Donuts, both of which are amazing. Then I might take them to a show (hard to say where, so many places have closed during the virus), or take them hiking somewhere in the San Gabriel Mountains. And after all else, I’d take them to the Arclight in Hollywood, which is the Mecca-like center of all spiritual evolution in Los Angeles. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my therapist for everything she’s helped me work on, both personally and professionally. It feels good to have someone that can help you balance the stacked teacups of your life, as I like to say.
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