Living the Dream
As a member of the Seacoast Guitar Society he was a featured artist in their first fingerstyle compilation CD. In a review of his latest CD "River Watch", "Good Times" music magazine's Ron Hart writes..."Gallant ranks among some of the finest tunesmiths in the Northeast". Ron Silverstein of "20th Century Guitar Magazine", writes "A gifted acoustic guitarist, Jim Gallant's fretboard is both rhythmic and tuneful". In the fall of 2003 "New England Trekker" did an in-depth article of Jim and his music and called him a "world class player". Whether performing at a coffeehouse, college concert or outdoor festival Jim's music never fails to capture the hearts and feet of his audience. His uptempo guitar style, mix of catchy originals and masterful interpretations of contemporary music leaves his audience fully satisfied. Whether he's fingerpicking a Celtic Jig, a Delta Blues piece or a New Age instrumental, his distinctive style has won him both applause and accolades. His versatility and skill as a performer has made him a natural opening act for such nationally recognized artist as Doc Watson, Taj Mahal, Livingston Taylor, Jessie Colin Young, Dave Von Ronk, Mark Collie, The New Grass Revival, The Shaw Brothers and Bill Staines. His down to earth sense of humor permeates throughout his shows and along with his mastery of fingerstyle guitar and warm rich vocals, makes for an evening you won't soon forget.