When the Daylight Whispers Darling
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Don Gallardo 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 2009 release, 'Sweetheart Radio Revolution, Etc.', garnered a following from alt-country and Triple A radio stations nationwide with it's collection of folk-tinged songs. Born in Fairfax, CA, Gallardo is the product of wide-ranging taste in artistic influences, absorbing healthy doses of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, The Band and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as contemporary acts like Wilco, The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, The Mother Hips, Tom Petty & Ray LaMontagne. 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, Tennessee in 2007. Gallardo released, 'When The Daylight Whispers Darling...', was released in February 2011. It can be found at all digital outlets (iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic). Produced by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Glen Phillips, Jill Andrews, The Apache Relay, The Farewell Drifters, Garrison Starr). The album has received high praise from Americana review sites in Europe and the U.S. such as No Depression, AltCountryForum.nl, Common Folk Music, and The Nashville Scene, who called it 'his strongest effort yet: country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context." It also received airplay on BBC Radio in the UK. Gallardo has appeared with artists such as Roseanne Cash, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Delbert McClinton, The Mother Hips, Peter Rowan, Webb Wilder, Hot Buttered Rum, Yonder Mountain String Band and Jolie Holland. Reviews/Quotes:? "Don Gallardo is one of those rare gems... Don's writing style harkens back to a time when Nashville was overflowing with great storytellers." - No Depression Magazine "The music is great. Lovely tracks, if you are a fan of the Ryan Adams style of alt-country." - Ralph McLean BBC Ireland Ulster "Gallardo is a careful singer who writes intelligently about the boredom and charm of small-town life. His new full-length When the Daylight Whispers Darling ... is his strongest effort yet: country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context." - Nashville Scene "When the Daylight Whispers Darling is a charming and melodic album overflowing with wonderful country-influenced tunes. This may be Don Gallardo's best effort so far, proving he's a great songwriter with a great future ahead of him. " - Common Folk Music.com "A San Francisco to Nashville transplant who's impressing the best in Americana" - Music City Roots "Don Gallardo then served up rock solid Americana in the vein of Greg Trooper and other songwriters with big dreams and small hats. In an easy voice he sang warnings of forgetting your home and taking time for granted. All good words set to fine tunes." - Craig Havighurst of Music City Roots "Don Gallardo, does not just so much deliver a song, he shakes it loose and smacks it's back until it screams with life. Gallardo works words into flesh forms with a clear eye to make the heart beat both fast and slow." -The Alternate Root 'Nicely played and sung - a sort of sip of Californian wine instead of a slug of Jack Daniels. Wholesome, heartfelt.' - Americana UK.