Don Gallardo & How Far West

Don Gallardo & How Far West

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Americana/Folk artist that lives in Nashville, TN....who writes intelligently about boredom and charm of small town life
Don Gallardo has appeared with John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Rosanne Cash, Webb Wilder and many more.

Biography

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Don Gallardo (http://www.dongallardo.com) unites introspective lyrics, gritty twang, and honey-warm vocals, producing a rootsy, personal sound that exists between the boundaries of Americana, Folk and 70's classic rock.

Gallardo's album, Sweetheart Radio Revolution, Etc., garnered a following from alt-country and Triple A radio stations nationwide with its collection of folk-tinged stories of life and love in 2010.

Born in Fairfax, CA, Gallardo is the product of great taste in artistic influences, absorbing healthy doses of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Elton John as well as contemporary acts like Wilco, Golden Smog, Whiskeytown, and the Mother Hips. Gallardo moved around California for years being an active member of the music scenes in cities such as Chico, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He relocated to Nashville, TN in 2007.

Gallardo's released, "When The Daylight Whispers Darling...", on February 14th, 2011. It can be found at all digital outlets (iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic). It was produced by Neilson Hubbard (Spoon, Kim Richey, Glen Phillips, Jill Andrews, Garrison Starr). It has already received high praise from Americana review sites in Europe and the U.S. such as No Depression, AltCountryForum.nl, and more. It has also been in the Top 40 albums on the Roots Radio Report in Folk genre since its release in Feb. 2011. Songs are now being playing on the BBC Ireland, BBC Scotland, BBC London, & 6 Music's Gideon Coe show.

He will be releasing his second full-length album in May/June 2012, produced by Neilson Hubbard. This album features a couple special guests in Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks) on organ, piano, accordion; Eamon McLoughlin (The Greencards) on fiddle and Jill Andrews sings a duet on the album.

Gallardo has appeared with artists such as Roseanne Cash, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Delbert McClinton, Rogue Wave, the Mother Hips, Peter Rowan, Webb Wilder, Hot Buttered Rum, Yonder Mt. String Band and Jolie Holland.

Lyrics

Home

Written By: Don Gallardo

HOME
Music/Lyrics by Don Gallardo
Second Floor Story Music SESAC 2011

Some people like to bide their time
By watching as the world goes by
Always being satisfied
By the simple things in life

They hold on to their yesterdays
Never looking for a better way
It’s always in the words they say
“Everything will be just fine”.

(CHORUS)
Home, Home is in your heart x3
Everywhere you’ve been my friend is Home

So if you feel like closing in
Never being bold again
Or feeling like you’ll never win
Then it's all a waste of time

So mark my words when I say
You can learn to live another day
And everything is gonna be okay
Then your wrong is sometimes right

[Chorus]

Bridge
Smile at a stranger in the street
Hold the door for someone you never planned to meet
Always be there for your friends
Homes’ where it begins and ends

[Chorus]

The Homeplace

Written By: Don Gallardo

The Homeplace
Music & Lyrics by Don Gallardo
Second Floor Story Music 2011 SESAC

Up on the hillside where I used to play,
They built up new houses and roads that are paved
The took out the creekbed and there’s a drain,
They cut down the Oak trees where I’d find my shade

(Chorus)
Time, Oh Time takes those days,
But it can’t take my memories away
Oh how I miss, all of those days
I’ll never forget The Homeplace

Sometimes I stare at the sun in the sky
And imagine I’m back there just Lee, John, & I
We run through the green grass on an October Day,
That turns back to yellow by the mid part of May

Chorus)
Time, Oh Time takes those days,
But it can’t take my memories away
Oh how I miss, all of those days
I’ll never forget The Homeplace

Skin and Bones

Written By: Don Gallardo

Skin and Bones
Music & Lyrics by Don Gallardo
Second Floor Story Music 2011 SESAC

Verse 1
I don’t take for granted the words my mother said
Don’t go the fast road take the slow road instead,
When times are tough and the cold wind blows,
Make sure you understand what you didn’t already know

Chorus
You can find your way
In this wide, wide world,
And when you fall down low get back up
And remember….
That we’re not just Skin and Bones

Verse 2
I still try my best to follow those words
No matter how hard it gets or how many twists and turns

Chorus
You can find your way
In this wide, wide world,
And when you fall down low get back up
And remember….
That we’re not just Skin and Bones

Bridge
Will we ever really understand?
that love is at our fingertips
will we ever really understand?
That we’re not just Skin and Bones

Rosalee

Written By: Don Gallardo

Rosalee
Music & Lyrics by Don Gallardo
Second Floor Story Music 2011 SESAC

After all these years, after all these years
I won’t let it get me down,
I’ll stay the road ahead, I’ll stay the road that’s up ahead
And I’m never looking back

(Pre-Chorus)
When you close your eyes
Will you think of me
When you open your eyes wide
Will you think of me

(Chorus)
Your always with me Rosalee

To the sky above, to the sky that’s up above
I know your watching over me
Under the willow tree, under the weeping willow tree
Give shade to write my dream

(Pre-Chorus)
When you close your eyes
Will you think of me
When you open your eyes wide
Will you think of me

(Chorus)
Your always with me Rosalee

Discography

Don Gallardo & How Far West - Regards To The Season EP (2008) SESAC Second Floor Story Music

Don Gallardo - Sweetheart Radio Revolution, Etc. (2009) SESAC Second Floor Story Music (radio play Triple A radio and Americana)

Don Gallardo - When The Daylight Whispers Darling.. (2011) SESAC Second Floor Story Music
Produced by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, The Apache Relay, The Farewell Drifters, Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, Garrison Starr)

Set List

Solo: Needs a DI and Mic

With Band:
4 Vocal mics
Electric Guitar
Drums
Bass
Acoustic needs DI

Optional:
Mandolin needs in/out for DI