Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Cole Gallagher releases his debut EP The Confluence. Produced by seven-time GRAMMY winner Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White, Phish), The Confluence features members of the 400 Unit on all tracks, as well as a collaboration with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and the first official cover of unreleased Bruce Springsteen rarity “Sugarland.”Already the EP has garnered acclaim from The Bluegrass Situation, Magnet Magazine, Americana Music Association, Americana Highways and more.
Listen to The Confluence
Stream Gallagher’s cover of “Sugarland” via YouTube
“It’s unreal to listen back to this EP knowing that the incredible musicians on here have been so generous with their time for an unproven artist,” Gallagher shares. “These are people I’ve listened to over and and over again, and I’m blown away that they gave my music a chance. With their help, I’ve been able to bring these songs to life, and now, I’m excited to share this with the rest of the world.”
Earlier this summer, Gallagher released the EP’s first single “Lines In The Sky”alongside its modern-day Bonnie & Clyde music video that was called “a real piece of art” by Americana UK. The track was also named a Song You Need to Know by Rolling Stone. He followed that with “Stumbling In The Dark,” which Guitar World lauded as "a soulful, melancholic number that goes big on the emotion and even bigger on the jangly chord arrangements.” Gallagher continued the theme of doomed romance with the black-and-white music video that chronicles another complicated relationship, this time with his vampire girlfriend.
The EP finds Gallagher joined by an impressive lineup featuring Jon Eldridge on keys and Jimbo Hart, Sadler Vaden and Chad Gamble (the 400 Unit) on bass, guitar and drums respectively. Other players include guitarist Barry Billings, pedal steel player Fats Kaplin and drummer Tucker Flemings with a horn section consisting of Leif Shires, Josh Scalf, Tyler Summers and Simon Yeh. Tera Lynn Fister and Kierra Bronson provide background vocals.
The Confluence Tracklist
1. Lines In The Sky
2. Stumbling In The Dark
4. Chatting Through Steel (feat. David Hidalgo)
6. The Ocarins of the Tennessee