Andreas Gabalier brings a new breath of fresh air to German folk music. He began the mutation from musician to folk rock 'n' roller when he decided to go his own way creatively. Not to be a drawing board artist, that was the unconditional will and this was visually noticeable in the quiff.
He took the costume from its traditional corner and gave it a portion of rock n roll and coolness. Today he calls on people to come to his gigs in traditional costume and lederhosen tailors and dirndl sellers are enthusiastic about the people who are suddenly cavorting in their shops.
It is not without reason that Andreas Gabalier is called the savior of folk music in some magazines.