Scott Gallegos' ability to mix welcoming melodies and creative storytelling have captivated audiences since he hit the local Portland scene in 2005. His songs manage to find a way to speak to the core of the lost, the romantic, and the heartbroken all at the same time, while allowing all to find a point of empathy.
For a writer, the ability to be vulnerable can often make the difference between a song that is merely pleasing and a song that actually allows people inside to experience it for themselves, Scott's hospitality is on par with the latter. Whether it's a quiet cafe or a rowdy bar, Scott opens the door and asks everyone if they would like to come in...and they always do.
…the songs are so hooky and memorable that when I heard them on the CD after hearing your (the) set, I felt like I knew them...Tracy Grammer
“In a city where someone once remarked that people feel like they're being “bludgeoned with music” and singer/songwriters are a dime a dozen, it's refreshing to find a pure talent like Scott Gallegos. Your barista might be working on his or her fourth solo record, but it's unlikely that it combines the pop chops, big, soulful vocals or effortless storytelling that Gallegos debut album, “est. 1976,” which was released last year, contains. The songs — and especially the voice — grip you from the first instant, pulling you in and capturing your attention until the last note. Gallegos isn't constrained by roots or pop constraints — he transcends them“. BARBARA MITCHELL, The Portland Tribune
I recently caught Scott Gallegos performing...and was pleasantly surprised at the extent of this guy's grasp on melody and hook-writing. CASEY JARMAN, Willamette Week