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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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Crooked River Burning

My debut solo EP Crooked River Burning will be released in Spring 2014 on the Rockwood Music Hall Recordings label in NYC. The EP was recorded at One East Recording in NYC, produced by Anton Fier and features musicians Fier, Chris Morrissey, Tony Scherr, Rich Hinman, Grey McMurray and Erik Deutsch in the band. Please take a listen to opening track Don't Walk Away by clicking HERE.

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

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.