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Review of Thunder Video by Aussie Mike Manley of Pit4 Music 

United States singer-songwriter Joe Gallagher Jr. shares his confronting original 'Thunder'.... take a moment and enjoy fantastic music. 

Alternative singer-songwriter with a voice like Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots originally from New Haven, CT and has been living in Charelston, SC for the last 4 years. 

Joe Gallagher Jr. has written over 2000 songs and is on the rise to stardom and recently played the iconic Whisky a GOGO stage in Los Angeles, CA. Joe has been featured on Charleston's 98 Rock, Hartford's 104.1, FOX 24 Charleston and Channel 2 news to name just a few. 

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Originally from New Haven, Connecticut Joe Gallagher Jr. moved to Charleston, South Carolina and has accomplished many things as a professional in the music industry. He's written over 2,000 songs in more than 5 genres and has played over 1,000 live shows. 

His style as a songwriter is a culmination of many influences and in his formative years he studied the legends like Tupac, Wu Tang, Johnny Cash, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Jim Croce and the Grateful Dead which ultimately helped to develop his own sound. 

Key moments in his career really took shape once he recorded his first album "Side Effects" with notable producer Greig "OB" Session of The Hit Masterz. Shortly after the release, Joe Gallagher Jr. was invited to Los Angeles to play the iconic Whisky a GOGO stage with violinist Christian Carroll who co-founded their new band, Atlas Star. From there, Joe was contacted by Al Gomes of Big Noise Records and is in the process of securing a Grammy nomination with the song "Thunder" from the "Side Effects" album. 

Aside from being an artist, Joe is passionate about environmental causes and has rescued over 20 homeless dogs. He's put together special charity events that have received a lot of publicity like concerts for The American Red Cross, St. Jude's, Eunoia Rescue, The One80Place and Susan B. Koman breast cancer tattoo pink ribbon charity at Iron Lotus Tattoo Studios.

Furthermore, he recently started a full-service entertainment company that focuses on artist development, management, promotion, distribution, production, event planning, tour booking, PR, branding, as well as web and graphic design. The music business has many moving parts and Joe has the expertise to not only propel his own career but he uses his knowledge, experience and skills to help other artists as well. 

2019 is a monumental year for Joe Gallagher Jr. and there are many exciting things underway. He has TV appearances booked, radio interviews scheduled and he finally completed a manuscript that is being pitched to film producers in Hollywood. 

Please join Joe on his music journey and let's see what exciting things the future brings 

👉 All rights reserved by Joe Gallagher Jr for the original music shared.

Family by Joe Gallagher Sr. 


Let's start with the definition.  The basic unit in society, traditionally consisting of two parents raising their children.  It's a group of individuals living under one roof.  There are many more versions, but this was not our goal to identify types of families.  This is just to get a better understanding of what a family consists of.   

The purpose for my blog post today was to describe what it meant to me to be a part of a family.  As a child, family meant a safe place where people cared for you.  Everything was provided.  All you had to concentrate on was exploring and having fun.   As I aged, there were more lessons to learn, that were not all fun.  Responsibility, respect, and integrity as well as identifying dangers. 

As time goes on, I spread my wings a little and realize I'm not the only one in this house.  Getting along with other family members is big deal.  We may need to sacrifice and then it starts to be clear-what's important is the common welfare of the whole family.  This may lead to looking for other places or situations where we can feel important again.  It may be achieving high levels in academics or sports, or even the streets.  It could also be a combination of things that we can all add to the list. 

One thing I learned is no one will love you like your own family.  Even the very nice, good hearted people we come across can't match the love from family.  In your family's quest to keep you safe and love you unconditionally, they will make mistakes-may even hurt you.  The hurt caused by parents is highly unlikely to be premeditated but sometimes, it can come from a sibling.  Sibling are vying for the same resources and are at a different point of their development.  They may see you as competition, but this will usually pass. 

At one point you will realize your family is always there to help, regardless of what you have done.  It is common not to appreciate the help that is offered. 

In the end, it will come full circle and you will understand that you're in a safe place.  You can allow yourself to be vulnerable and not worry about being hurt intentionally. 

Many of us concentrate on what we did not get by being part of a family.  What we forget is that the things we did, we can get help amd shape us into what we are today.  It is only when you start to raise your own family that you can grasp the dynamics.  One of the greatest tragedies is to grow up without a family because it's an incredible source of love to be a part of one. 

This blog post was not meant to cover all the examples of family life and the intention was not to leave any example out so I'll be adding to this blog on thursdays because there is plenty more we can talk about with this subject.  Thank you.  -Joseph P. Gallagher Sr.

New Album Review 

So @boblevoy was kind enough to write a blog about Side Effects.  Check it out here