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3×3: Gabrielle Shonk on Joni Mitchell, Mustard, and Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Oct 3, 2017

Artist: Gabrielle Shonk
Hometown: Born in Providence, Rhode Island / Raised/Living in Quebec City, Canada
Latest Album: Gabrielle Shonk 
Personal Nicknames: Shonk, Gab, Gab Shonk, Shonky, Shonky Shonkator, The Shonkinator

What song do you wish you had written?

“Both Sides Now” — Joni Mitchell

Who would be in your dream songwriter round?

Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne, Feist

If you could only listen to one artist’s discography for the rest of your life, whose would you choose?

The Beatles



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How often do you do laundry?

Every two weeks maybe? I’d love to do it more often, but I’m never home!

What was the last movie that you really loved?


If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?

Probably go back to third grade and not give up my piano lessons! 25 and 27 were two pretty awesome/crazy years that I loved. My music career really took some positive turns around then, but I still wouldn’t go back. I’m just so excited for what’s coming up next!

What’s your go-to comfort food?

Vegan mac ’n cheese

Kombucha — love it or hate it?

Absolutely love kombucha … It’s my coffee!

Mustard or mayo?

Love mustard. There are so many varieties!

Photo credit: Norman Wong

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