Joe Votruba had a half hour conversation with Jersey musician Brian Fallon. You may know him from his solo work, or as the frontman for The Gaslight Anthem and The Horrible Crowes. He has a brand new solo album called Sleepwalkers due out February 9th. If you prefer to jump around, see the timestamps for specific questions below.
Brian was born and raised in Red Bank, but had to transfer high schools when his family moved to Hackettstown. Brian talks about that transition, as well as his desire to remain in Jersey for the long haul. 1:39
Brian talks about what he’s doing now in preparation for the release of his second solo album and tour. 3:49
Brian discusses his busy 2018 schedule and realizing the importance of the 10 year anniversary of The '59 Sound. 5:01
Brian sheds some light on where his mind was when writing his new album, and how aging and parenting play a part in his songwriting process. 8:48
Brian talks about his preference when it comes to recording (solo or with a band or collaborator), and working with longtime friend and producer Ted Hutt. 12:10
Brian talks about why The Gaslight Anthem went on hiatus. 16:10
Joe V and Brian talk about a couple of Jersey centric topics. Here Brian chime in on his favorite NJ pizzeria, the Taylor Ham vs. Pork Roll debate, and his thoughts on whether or not central Jersey exists. 18:51
Brian talks about who he’s rooting for in the Super Bowl and his thoughts on Justin Timberlake performing at halftime. 21:35
Joe V lists five artists and asks Brian to name his favorite song by each. 25:00
Brian Fallon talks about the meaning behind “Howl” by The Gaslight Anthem. 30:06
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