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Brian Fallon

Artist, Songwriter, Founder, Lesser Known Records

Brian Fallon first rose to acclaim as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, in addition to other beloved projects including The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies. Fallon released his first solo record, Painkillers, in 2016. The album received widespread critical acclaim, with MOJO claiming “Painkillers suggests Fallon really was holding his best songs back,” and Kerrang! declaring it “a straight up fantastic return to Brian’s rock ’n’ roll roots.” Fallon’s second album Sleepwalkers was released in 2018. Recorded in New Orleans with producer Ted Hutt -- the man behind the board for The Gaslight Anthem’s 2008 breakthrough The ’59 Sound -- the album was another sterling example of Brian's always adventurous artistry. Subsequent touring behind Sleepwalkers also stretched Fallon’s range as a live performer, taking him to some of Europe’s biggest summer festivals while also inspiring his first-ever solo acoustic tour of intimate venues around the world.

In March 2020, Fallon released his third studio album Local Honey. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, The War on Drugs), Local Honey features some of Brian’s most introspective songs to date. The album was released via Brian’s own label, Lesser Known Records, in partnership with the venerated, artist-friendly outpost Thirty Tigers. Local Honey is a snapshot of Fallon’s current existence and a masterstroke from an artist whose songwriting talent is boiling over.

Weathering the Storm: How the Music Industry Is Coping With the Pandemic

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