The Fall Risk

The Fall Risk

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAmericanaRock

The brainchild of Furthur singer and Box Set frontman Jeff Pehrson, The Fall Risk is a 6 piece Americana/Rock band that features some of the hottest session players in the San Francisco Bay Area: Lead guitarist James DePrato (Chuck Prophet, Taos Hum), Bassist Mike Sugar (Jambay, Everyone Orchestra), Drummer Mark Abbott (Box Set), Slide guitarist Rich Goldstein (Little Muddy), and Keyboardist Matt Twain (Box Set, The Rangers).

Biography


The brainchild of Furthur singer and Box Set frontman Jeff Pehrson, The Fall Risk is a 6 piece Americana/Rock band that features some of the hottest session players in the San Francisco Bay Area: Lead guitarist James DePrato (Chuck Prophet, Taos Hum), Bassist Mike Sugar (Jambay, Everyone Orchestra), Drummer Mark Abbott (Box Set), Slide guitarist Rich Goldstein (Little Muddy), and Keyboardist Matt Twain (Box Set, The Rangers). This acclaimed lineup tears the cover off the word "Jam", and consistently elevates Pehrson's journeyman songwriting. Their sound is infectious Americana, rock-n-roll with enough groove to get you up and moving, and enough drive to hammer a railroad spike. The Fall Risk encompasses the very best of Bay Area rock music tradition, while helping to shape its future. 



Industry Quotes:


“Jeff and his bandmates in The Fall Risk create some of the warmest vibes out there. After hearing Cross My Heart a couple of times, that tune was embedded in my brain, and it never fails to bring a smile. Like Jeff's Gibson J-100 Xtra, the Fall Risk creates a wide and big sound...This is good stuff”.  
-Jim Roberts, Assistant managing editor for The New York Times


“I got to see The Fall Risk in action last night at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley. Man, what a great, sweaty, fun time that was. Affable frontman Jeff Pehrson (I've been a fan since his Box Set days) has surrounded himself with a strong group of musicians. The songs are great too. Very radio friendly. I can't wait to see these guys play again.”
-Peter Finch, KGO/KFOG Radio San Francisco


"I love the music of The Fall Risk and love their whole approach to making music, the kind of people they are - and the kind of musicians they are. To be a successful band takes way MORE than simply the ability to make good music; it takes a range of personal and musical skills COMBINED. One where the music and its creators bring to the mix a sophisticated understanding of what it takes to not only MAKE music together, but (in a wider sense) to make 'life' together. The Fall Risk have got what is needed many times over in my opinion...I would work with them in a flat minute. Love those guys and love their music".
-Sam Cutler, Former Tour Manager to The Rolling Stones


“The Fall Risk, featuring Jeff Pehrson from Furthur fame, have a fantastically unique sound and very endearing lyrics. Their powerful vocals and driving punctuated rhythms keep the crowd dancing. I look forward to watching them bloom in the rock genre."
-Jamie Soja, The Huffington Post


“Jeff Pehrson has formed a fine ensemble of first rate musicians who quite obviously enjoy playing together for, I must add, some very enthusiastic audiences. I've recently made several round trips to Marin from my home on the Monterey Peninsula to hear these guys and believe me, for an evening of live music, The Fall Risk delivers”.
-Rock Scully, Former Manager of the Grateful Dead


"Jeff Pehrson's songs have a lot of groove, a lot of heart, and a lot of smarts." 
- Tim Lynch, KPFA Radio


“The Fall Risk is a big band with a big voice out front and a big groove underneath. Jeff Pehrson's songs are the meat of the offering, and a terrific band drives the music with style!”
-David Gans, KPFA Radio


“If you only know Jeff Pehrson as one of the sweet harmony voices in Furthur, do yourself a favor and check out his own band, The Fall Risk. I love their irresistible blend of rootsy rock and pop. Great singing, great songwriting, great playing... can't ask for much more than that”!
-Gary Lambert, Sirius XM Radio


Lyrics

Cross My Heart

Written By: Jeff Pehrson

Come apart
A west end room now for days
Every time
A railroad sky signals rain
I rot in bed
With neon red around my name
Fucking up
And sloughing off the blame

I don't need forgiveness, no
To play my part (chorus)
Cross my heart

On the road
Of cautioned left and rights
Either way
At any speed that you like
Just round the bends
Before you end
Drowning in the light
'Cause you're the son/sun
If faith is what's inside
Just look inside..

I don't need forgiveness, no
To do my part
Cross my heart

The powers keep us running blind
They use God to hold us right in line (bridge)
And that old routine is working every time
Cross my heart

I don't need forgiveness, no
To play my part
Cross my heart

Cross my heart..

Angeline

Written By: Jeff Pehrson


Throw me a line
A scene of the crime
Or a Mercury dime
Angeline

A red harvest moon
And a dress to see through
With further ado
Angeline

The queen of Coca-Cola
Sony Boy and me
Sleeping on the banks of a 3 part harmony (chorus)
So do just like I told ya, and
Ferry me to sea
As for love..
Leave it to me
Angeline

So this message I send
Rounding Hartford's Bend
Down the old Cumberland
Angeline

Darlin' take up the slack
On the opposite tack
Then ride the riverboat back
Angeline

The queen of Coca-Cola
Sony Boy and me
Sleeping on the banks of a 3 part harmony (chorus)
So do just like I told ya, and
Ferry me to sea
As for love..
Leave it to me
Angeline

Now with the whistle at dawn
Comes a southern song
I pray the river rolls on
Angeline

And when my memory yearns
And the smoke stack burns
Feel the paddle wheel turn
Angeline

The queen of Coca-Cola
Sony Boy and me
Sleeping on the banks of a 3 part harmony (chorus)
So do just like I told ya, and
Ferry me to sea
As for love..
Leave it to me
Angeline

LeClaire

Written By: Jeff Pehrson

Highway 67 will get you there
North of Davenport you'll find LeClaire
Just standing on the banks where the river bends
Sally throws a peck of caution to the wind

Oh the highway lights are shining
As thick as Mississippi air (chorus)
The watershed is rising, somewhere
Somewhere in LeClaire

Well baby leaving doesn't make you right
And if you stare across at Illinois all night
I don't imagine it'll ever do
I can't imagine a thing good enough for you

Oh the highway lights are shining
As thick as Mississippi air
The watershed is rising, somewhere
Somewhere in LeClaire

Oh the highway lights are shining
As thick as Mississippi air
The watershed is rising, somewhere
Somewhere in LeClaire

Somewhere in LeClaire..

Discography

The Fall Risk "Volume #1" was recorded at Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, C.A. and produced by Chris Manning. The album was released in the spring of 2013.