Running Down A Dream

Shane Gamble

Singer-songwriter Shane Gamble confesses that sometimes songs come to him in dreams. This might explain the sleepy, shuffling quality of his single, Turn My Way. The Fredericksburg, Maryland, native is just south of the Mason Dixon, and his country-tinged songwriting style stays within that cultural demarcation. Turn My Way begins with a simple, strummed guitar and bright organ blooms. Dusty drums kick in on the second verse, building to the sweet hook of the song’s chorus. Add some female harmonies, piano and tambourine shimmers and you’ve got yourself folk-rock par excellence. Baby, I’m love sick / Baby you’re sick of it, he sings, lending his dusty drawl to a tale of unrequited love. If songs like this one come to Gamble in dreams, let him sleep in.