Don Gallardo returns to the UK in July for a run of shows commencing at the Maverick Festival in Suffolk. Further dates include Derby, London, Bristol and the tour concludes at The Tingestock Festival. To coincide with the dates a new EP ‘In The Name Of Good Intentions’ featuring Lilly Winwood is released July 5th and the first single ‘Shine A Light On Me’ is due June 14th. A full list of dates and a little more about ‘In The Name Of Good Intentions’ follows:
DON GALLARDO 2019 SUMMER TOUR DATES
Friday 5th / Saturday 6th July – Maverick Festival, Suffolk
Sunday 7th July – Dog & Partridge, Marchington
Monday 8th July – The Flowerpot, Derby
Tuesday 9th July – Compton Parish Room, Chichester
Wednesday 10th July – St Pancras Old Church, London
Thursday 11th July – Little Country Smokehouse, Kettering
Tuesday 16th July – B Bar Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
Wednesday 17th July – The Kingsdown Vaults, Bristol
Thursday 18th July – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham
Saturday 20th July – Tingestock Festival – Tingewick Village Hall
Don is set to release his new EP In The Name of Good Intentions on July 5th in the UK/EU (worldwide August 23rd); featuring British/Nashville songstress Lilly Winwood on vocals.
First single from the EP, Shine A Light On Me (out on June 14th) features the effortless blend of the two vocals, showcasing the ease which Don and Lilly, the daughter of Steve Winwood, sound as though they have been singing together for several years. In The Name of Good Intentions is Gallardo’s first release solely produced and engineered on his own and mixed by Dave Coleman.
Shine A Light On Me also just featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now this week rubbing shoulders with country royalty in Trisha Yearwood and Tanya Tucker.
Don Gallardo has called Nashville home for over 11 years now. He has his heart in the East Nashville sound and scene, but his California roots are never far away. Gallardo has weaved his 1970’s Laurel Canyon influences into modern roots-Americana, while mixing southern and western sounds comfortably. He has previously released 5 full-length albums, an EP, a live In-studio acoustic album, and a live album; which have featured Nashville legendary musicians who have played with or currently play with artists such as Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson.
Gallardo’s last two albums, HICKORY and STILL HERE, received high marks: The Telegraph called Hickory, released in the UK by Clubhouse Records, “One of the Best Country Music Albums of 2015” along with Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Patty Griffin, Justin Townes Earle, & more.; while MOJO Magazine gave both Still Here & Hickory 4 Star reviews.
Gallardo’s work has been prominently featured in films "Jolene" and Jackass Presents "Bad Grandpa" as well as highly popular television series, "The Vampire Diaries," ABC's "Nashville,” and Netflix series “The Ranch,” where it aired on two consecutive episodes.