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Gaby Moreno, a soulful new songwriter, is a transplant from Guatemala City, Guatemala. It was there that Gaby first learned to speak English by playing and singing along with such greats as BB King, Robert Johnson and Nina Simone. Notes Moreno "My mom bought me this really cheap nylon string guitar when I was 14, and we became inseparable. I somehow started figuring out Jimi Hendrix songs with it." Gaby gravitated to Los Angeles, CA in 2001 where she attended The Musician’s Institute and honed her craft. Her unique songwriting (she writes in English and Spanish) won her many new fans. In addition, the LA music community took notice and Gaby soon found herself writing songs with some incredibly talented musicians and producers. "Meant to Fly," (co-written by Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida) a song that came from one of the writing sessions was recorded by the winner of Canadian Idol 2006 (Eva Avila). More recently, she made history as the first Latin category winner to take home the "Maxell Song of the Year" Award for her song "Escondidos", written with Ari Shine and Victor Indrizzo. She was presented with the Maxell Song of the Year award at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, where Fergie made a stop on her Verizon VIP Tour. For the first time, the winner of the coveted prize had the opportunity to open a show for an award winning multi-platinum artist. Gaby Moreno has a soulful, melodic sound that appeals to the masses, and her Guatemalan roots will always endear her to her Central and South American fans.
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