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Preorder Debut Album "In The Blazes"

You can preorder my debut album "In The Blazes" via my buddies at Indiegogo.  There are fun incentives like t-shirts and a digital "box set" collection of unreleased songs.  Feel free to contribute however you choose. We are also set up to take regular contributions. Click HERE to view the indiegogo campaign.

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The Capital...The Capitalism...Let's Party

96ce2008d61811e1bbaa22000a1e8b20_7I'm posting this picture with fond memories from my tour last summer with Alberta Cross and Everest.  It was the first time I'd ever played the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA and I got to play it twice in the same night.  So much fun. Another first for me in the way of mentionable gigs will take place this week when I play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as part of ASCAP's Songwriters: The Next Generation concert series.  Mountain Stage's Larry Groce will host the evening and also conduct a short interview about songwriting with me.  Very excited about it.

After that, I'll head straight down to SXSW in Austin, Texas for three solo gigs and three gigs playing guitar with my band, BP Fallon & The Bandits.  Looking forward to all of them!  In April, I'm getting right back to work on my new solo record, "So Young, So High."  I'm also heading out on a brief tour playing guitar for Sylvain Sylvain of the NY Dolls and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols.  Should be a great run.

Hope to see you down the road.  Love, ALT

You Better Think...

The Thinking Man's Filth a new EP by yours truly will be released on Tuesday November 20th via First Of Three Records at all major digital retailers as well here on this website.  It's almost entirely just me and an acoustic guitar, with shades of Molly Hatchet...it's loud at times and there's many a chord to be heard as well.  I also chose to record one cover song on this record, Dirty Angel by my favorite songwriter of all time, Kevn Kinney.  The track listing is as follows:1.) Junk Food & Drugs

2.) Everything That I Have Is Broken

3.) Santa Monica & Vine

4.) Ocean Of Days

5.) Dirty Angel (Kevn Kinney)

6.) My Camera

Old Bert Ross

I had the distinct pleasure of joining the excellent Alberta Cross on the Late Show with David Letterman last evening.  These fine fellows have an excellent new record out called Songs Of Patience which I highly recommend.  Click here to watch the performance: Alberta Cross w/ ALT

New tour dates added in Canada, Vermont and New York!

September 1st Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally Village, IE. On stage 6:30pm. ALT and BP Fallon perform songs from their soon to be released album, Still Legal. September 6th El Mocambo Toronto, ON. On stage 8pm. Supporting Alberta Cross.

September 8th Club Lambi Montreal, QC. On stage TBA. Supporting Alberta Cross.

September 10th Higher Ground Burlington, VT. On stage 8pm. Supporting Alberta Cross.

September 14th Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 New York, NY. On stage 10pm.

 

Samurai Momma And A Parade Of Dreams

It's another lovely day in Brooklyn, NY and tonight I'm playing Union Hall in Park Slope with a really great lineup of talented folks...I'll go on at 8:30pm. I returned to Brooklyn two days ago from a 5 week run with Everest and Alberta Cross.  We had so much fun together and I know there will be a lot more fun to be had down the road.

On many a night, the fellas in Everest joined me on stage for a few tunes and it made for quite the musical adventure...the fellas in Everest are very psychedelic and voice their music as such during their sets.  Russ Pollard is an outstanding singer and songwriter.  Very direct and from the gut.  Jason and Joel hold down the twin lead guitar lines and play off each other acutely.  Jason's approach is articulated thoughtfully.  I never saw him play a wrong note or put a phrase out of place.  Joel is born of something wilder and possesses an ability to create quite an array of sounds on his guitar.  He leaps out at you with waves of notes passed through angular fuzz boxes, spacey delays and reverbs.  Ely on the bass...as he pounds out line after line, he's thumping away like if Bootsy Collins were playing the bass in Dinosaur Jr.  And by the way, they all sing their asses off.  This time on the drums they had the impeccable Kyle Crane.  Kyle's drumming reminded me at times of the great Mark Gulliana...he seemed to have complete control over what he was doing and drove the extended jams in the set with prowess.

Our Alberta sets grew into something quite special over the course of the tour.  San Fransisco and Vancouver are definitely two shows that stood out to me...I think that Petter is really developing a band.  You play so many gigs with songwriters or bands who are focused on these really minute, and at times boarder line insignificant details and because of this they never reach heights with the music greater than whatever is in their own minds.  Petter is letting us play, letting us try out ideas, changing around the forms of the songs spontaneously and we're doing these things with him and around him.  It's exciting to play with a band again.  I'm looking forward to our upcoming European and Canadian tour dates.

I'm working on some new recordings...one will be just me, vocal and guitar but I will mic the guitar as well as play it through two different amps with different series of effects on each which I will then weave in and out of each song trying to use each sound almost as an instrument...it's an idea I've developed as I've been playing my acoustic shows over the course of this past year and I'm very interested to see what happens with it in a studio environment.  The other recording I'll wait to tell you about, but it will be very exciting to see what happens with that one as well.

Many, many thanks to all of you who came to our shows these past 5 weeks.  I hope to see you all very, very soon with some new music and a clean pair of socks.  All the world's a page, ALT.

This just in for June/July 2012!

I'm joining Old Hundred and Shovels and Rope at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH on June 2nd.  There will be a few other solo gigs as well so stay tuned!  We've left the Vanity Theft tour a bit earlier than planned and will not be playing any dates for that tour from this day forward.  Please go support them anyways though, they're lovely people! At the end of June, I'll be playing the Governors Island Ball with Alberta Cross.  Then, it's a short romp through Ohio and Pennsyl-tucky with Todd Snider and Rosi Golan.  Enjoy the picture of me, Todd and Keith Christopher jamming at Banjo Jim's...note my super cool head band.

In more July-ish news, I will be supporting Alberta Cross and Everest on most of their July 2012 tour dates as well as playing guitar with Alberta Cross.  Dates will be posted soon on the shows page.  Can't wait to see you...or sea you...or "c" you.