My name is Brian Gallagher.
I'm a New York City based singer/song-writer/guitar player/actor.
I have a HUGE show coming up at Birdland Jazz on Jan 25th, 2016, where I'll be debuting several new songs performed by some of NYC's best including Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa, Matt Cusson, Carrie Manolakos, Andy Kelso, Celisse Henderson, Carly Hughes, Teal Wicks, Ben Cameron, Sean Jenness, and more.
My latest studio album, ALL THAT'S AHEAD, spent weeks at # 1 on the iTunes Blues Charts!
I love my job. I love my family. I love my friends. I love my Megan and my Viola. I love lamp. I love a sensible Makers Mark Manhattan on the rocks. I love The New York Mets and am incredibly grateful that I don't have to be embarrassed about it anymore. I love crushed ice. I love Two Boots Pizza. I love quiet nights at home listening to vinyl... and if you've taken the time to visit this site and read this obnoxiously long list of all the stuff I love... then hey, I love you too!!!
I love old school blues in it's structure, it's raw simplicity, and it's unapologetically honest emotion. I love singer/songwriters like The Tallest Man On Earth, Damien Rice, and Glen Hansard who don't need anything more than an acoustic guitar to tell stories in a sincere, unfiltered, and powerfully authentic way. The music I write tends to reflect a combination of the two genres. I favor solo acoustic performances because of the freedom it gives me to improvise and live in the moment. I would theoretically give the exact same performance to a few thousand people in an arena as I would a few people hangin' in my living room.
I do love to plug in and play real loud and crunchy with a full band sometimes too.