One might surmise that after contributing vocals to some of the most popular rock songs of the early 2000′s, singer Brett Scallions could very easily make a comfortable living touring around the country with some touring musicians and belting out classics from the Fuel catalog. But the release of 2014′s “Puppet Strings,” his first under the band’s moniker in more than a decade coupled with a brand new run of solo dates that features a slew of different cover tunes spliced into each set reveals that Scallions the musician isn’t comfortable in simply resting on his laurels. He’s performed with members of The Doors and Slash and with bands like The X’s and World Fire Brigade- but armed solely with an acoustic guitar, Scallions returns to the road with ‘Roots to Rock and Whiskey Talk,’ a series of intimate unplugged shows around the country.
On Sunday, February 22nd, Brett Scallions brings his solo show to Poughkeepsie theater The Chance where tickets- available now- are just $15. Though this remains the singer’s lone area appearance, long time Fuel fans won’t have to wait too much longer to jam out to some of their favorites from Shimmer to Hemmorhage, Bittersweet to Bad Day. The band has signed on in support of the 2015 Summerland Tour alongside American Hi-Fi, The Toadies and the headliners in Everclear. If history is any indication, the tour is likely to hit most of North America and Scallions and company are likely to steal the show.
LocalBozo.com sat down with Fuel frontman Brett Scallions for an exclusive interview. Listen in as we discuss the singer’s candid thoughts on the changes in the music industry over the better part of the last decade, what fans can expect from his solo shows, what led the band to sign on for the Summerland Tour, his memories of playing in the New York area, if there are any plans for another Fuel record and whether he still keeps in contact with some of his original bandmates. He began his career in Tennessee armed with his voice, his guitar and his audience and that’s where Brett Scallions returns for this brief run in 2015.
- Dave Gendelson