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 No Depression, Alt Country Forum, 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.”
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.
“Hickory” looks to be Gallardo’s best album yet with the likes of Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams, Patty Griffin), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), Rob Ickes (Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss), Randall Bramblett (Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt), Guthrie Trapp (Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, George Jones) and more.