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Indie Spotlight: Ron Gallo

Posted in News on March 2, 2017
Photo: Tim Duggan

With hair as imposing as his voice, Ron Gallo specializes in outspoken, high-octane rock. After years fronting the Philadelphia roots rock band, Toy Soldiers, Gallo’s muse steered him a louder direction, prompting the singer/songwriter to decamp to Nashville and form the Ron Gallo III, a fiery power-trio that realizes Gallo’s flair for cantankerous punk and stripped-down garage rock. His live shows are already renowned for being incendiary, and his new album Heavy Meta is suitably uncompromising. Gallo has shared the stage with Wanda Jackson, Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, Dr. John, The Walkmen, J. Roddy Walston, among others. He has been featured among USA Today’s “Bands to Watch,” Paste Magazine’s “Philly Bands You Should Listen to NOW” and has garnered appearances on PBS SUN Studio Special, Daytrotter, Audiotree, and many more.