Brian Fallon Loves Bruce Springsteen, Just Please Don’t Leave It At That

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Brian Fallon, photographed by Danny Clinch. (Courtesy of Big Hassle Media)

With his band The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon was on the precipice of rock stardom in the late 2000s. The band played “The Late Show with David Letterman” multiple times, and topped the Billboard charts.

While critics loved the band’s first few albums, they also saw a similarity between Fallon’s gravelly tone and New Jersey storytelling and the state’s native son, Bruce Springsteen.

Now, with his first solo record, Fallon says he doesn’t want his career to be lost in a Springsteen comparison.


My NPR Music and Here & Now profile of Fallon originally aired nationally on Sept. 6. You can listen to it here, and check out a curated Brian Fallon playlist I made.