Gabe Ford

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Gabe Ford
Birth name Gabriel Ford
Born (1973-06-08) June 8, 1973 (age 45)
Genres Rock
Instruments Drums, Guitar, Keyboards
Years active 1990s – present
Associated acts Robben Ford, Little Feat

Gabe Ford (born June 8, 1973) is an American musician probably best known as the current drummer for Little Feat. He was born into a musical family. His father, Patrick, is also a musician as are his uncles Mark Ford and Robben Ford. He plays drums, guitar and keyboards.

Musical career[edit]

Ford spent his early career in the San Francisco Bay area playing with a popular pop band called 008. He played the blues at the same time by playing and recording with his uncles as well as Chris Cain and Michael Osborn.[1]

In 2006 Ford released his first self-titled solo album. Other musicians that play on the album are Robben Ford, Chris Cain, Joe Colgan, Mark Ford, John R Burr, Dewayne Pate, Chris McGee and Johnny Bennett.[2]

In early 2009 Ford backed his uncle, Robben Ford, on drums when he toured with Jorma Kaukonen and Ruthie Foster.

Ford had been the drum technician for Little Feat since 2006. In 2009 original Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward announced he was leaving work indefinitely to pursue treatment for a severe liver disease. Ford filled in on drums. After Hayward's death[3] in 2010, Ford joined the band as a full-fledged member.


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