An Intimate Evening with The Mallett Brothers and Joe Gallant
The Mallett Brothers Band:
The Mallett Brothers Band is a country rock band from Portland, Maine fronted by the two sons of legendary singer-songwriter David Mallett. Since forming in 2009, the band has been "gobbling up
accolades like sunflower seeds," in the words of their hometown newspaper, the Portland Press Herald. Sweeping the Portland Phoenix "Best Music Poll" awards each year since forming, the band has gathered a total of 8 awards from the Phoenix, including "Best Local Band" (2), "Best Live Act" (2), "Best Local Album" (2), "Best Song," and "Best Roots Act." Other accolades include first prize at the Oxford Rockin' Country Showdown in 2011, nominations for "Best Maine Act" in the 2011 New England Music Awards, and appearances in numerous local and national "Best of 2011" lists this past year.
Frequent appearances in national as well as international magazines, blogs, podcasts, and radio programs have contributed to a fiercely loyal fan base that has fueled the band's rigorous touring schedule -- they're regarded as one of the hardest touring bands in New England and beyond, with their touring circuit stretching from the northernmost tip of Maine to the woods of southern Tennessee.
TMBB has opened up for the likes of .38 Special, Travis Tritt and Josh Thompson, and shared a bill with Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, Drive By Truckers, Jakob Dylan and more at the 2010 Nateva Festival, as well as the Deftones, Bassnectar and more at the 2012 Kahbang Festival.
The 25 year old singer/guitarist has been described as "smooth" and an "earnest songwriter" by Dispatch Magazine and been compared to the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz.
Gallant shared a bill at the 2011 Highland Summer Jam Festival in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine with the The Mallett Brothers Band, Marion Grace, Eric Bettencourt and Amanda Gervasi.
Drawing influence from a variance in artists from Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Jack White and D'Angelo, Gallant delivers a soft sincerity with his vocals paired with a strikingly hopeful tone to his guitars.
The "My Own Divide" EP release was set released October 28, 2011 at the Big Easy in Portland, Maine, Gallant headlined a bill of acts John Nels, Zach Jones and Sleeper/Agent.
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