Upstairs in the Globe
No Depression founder Peter Blackstock described Kevin Galloway in The Austin Chronicle as “one of Austin’s finest singers. His voice is rich, full of character and versatile; he can swing from an easy going croon to a full-on soulful shout.” Kevin Galloway is touring the UK to play songs from Secondhand Starlight – his second solo album, following a productive decade-and-a-half run as charismatic frontman of the much loved Austin, Texas combo Uncle Lucius.
“I’m feeling pretty humbled and grateful these days,” says Texas based former Uncle Lucius frontman turned celebrated solo artist Kevin Galloway “I’m very comfortable being on my own, and I’m enjoying the more intimate shows and the opportunity to dig into the stories behind the songs. I’ve always gravitated towards songs that I can connect to on a personal level, so this is perfect for me.”
Kevin Galloway grew up in Freeport, TX, Resettling in Big Sandy as a teenager, Kevin joined his college choir, took a job at the local bank branch, and spent some time as a music minister for his local church. At 25, he followed his creative muse to Austin. There, he found enthusiastic collaborators in the future members of Uncle Lucius, who soon earned a regional fan base and a reputation as one of Texas’s most celebrated and innovative bands.
Over the next few years, Uncle Lucius’ rousing R&B/blues/country-inflected rock ’n’ roll wowed live crowds across the country and established the band as local heroes in their music-savvy hometown. But after nearly 15 years of musical success and personal camaraderie with Uncle Lucius, Galloway felt that it was time to move on and transition to a solo career. He did so, decisively, with his 2018 solo debut The Change, which expanded on Galloway’s work with his former band while echoing the tradition of the various classic Texas troubadours whose work has inspired him over the years.
Support is a great singer songwriter from Carlisle & Kontiki Suite frontman, Benjamin Singh.