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Don Gallardo : Main Stage : 2015
Don Gallardo : Main Stage : 2015

Nashville-based Americana/Folk singer-songwriter, Don Gallardo, hails from a small town in Northern California and spent years cultivating his career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007. He has called Nashville home for 8 years and does not see himself leaving any time soon. Walking the line between classic 70's singer-songwriters and more contemporary flavors of folk and Americana, Gallardo is a diverse and multi-faceted performer with a lyrical depth and a warm, unique vocal style, which helps him weave between genres and become immediately relatable. With three full-lengths, a live acoustic session album, and an EP under his belt, as well as a fourth full-length to be released on UK label Clubhouse Records, Gallardo has already achieved critical praise and had his work prominently featured in films "Jolene" and Jackass Presents "Bad Grandpa" as well as highly popular television series, "The Vampire Diaries" and ABC's "Nashville."

Gallardo has received high praise from Americana review sites in Europe and the U.S. such as AltCountryForum.nl, Common Folk Music, and The Nashville Scene, who call him "country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context.” & “One of those rare gems….Highly recommended to fans of great songwriters.” says, No Depression.

Last October, Gallardo signed to UK Indie Label Clubhouse Records. He is set to release his new full-length album, "Hickory," in June 2015. “Hickory” was produced by David Pinkston. David has worked on many albums over the years and with legendary producer Johnny Sandlin on over 25 albums. He has also worked with a number of well known musicians such as Marshall Tucker Band, Kansas, Linda Ronstadt, Sea Level, Gretchen Peters and individually with each of the Allman Brothers plus all members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section: David Hood, Barry Beckett, Spooner Oldham, Jimmy Johnson & Roger Hawkins.

The new album includes Gallardo's band, How Far West, as well as, numerous special guests listed below:

Brad Pemberton - Drums on the entire album except one track. Brad played and recorded with Ryan Adams for nine years beginning with the “Demolition” album and through all of the Cardinals albums. Brad has also played with Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Nora Jones, Minnie Driver and Brendan Benson.

Rob Ickes - Dobro (Merles Haggard, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Jerry Douglas, Earl Scruggs)
Randall Bramblett - Piano, Sax (The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood, Gov't Mule)
Mickey Raphael - Harmonica (Willie Nelson, Elton John, U2, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Mavericks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Neil Young.)
Bobby Clarke - Mandolin & Banjo (Peter Rowan, Ricky Skaggs, Mike Snider, Vince Gill)
Micah Hulscher - Organ/Piano/Keys (Lee Roy Parnell, Wanda Jackson, Caitlin Rose, Steelism, Alabama Shakes, Jim Lauderdale, Los Colognes)
Guthrie Trapp - Electric Guitar (Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Jerry Douglas, Mary Gauthier, George Jones, Earl Scruggs, and Rosanne Cash)
Mark Beckett - Drums on “This Time.” Mark is the house drummer for the Grand Ole Opry and son of Barry Beckett (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section)

http://www.dongallardo.com/

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