Albuquerque Journal

‘OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE’

Colorado-based musician makes NM debut on tour with band to support new album

- BY ADRIAN GOMEZ JOURNAL ARTS EDITOR

Although he’s from Colorado, Jeffrey Dallet has never performed in New Mexico.

It’s something that will be remedied when he performs two shows at Corrales Bistro Brewery at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30.

The singer-songwriter is looking forward to his introducti­on to a New Mexico audience.

“It’s always great to break into new markets,” he says. “I’ve driven through New Mexico plenty. This time, I’m spending some time there.”

Dallet is also touring in support of his new album, “Acid Tongue,” which was released less than a month ago.

He says he started recording the album in January 2020 and then had to wait almost eight months to go back into the studio.

“I had written all the songs a while ago, and when I came together with the current of the band, we started to move it forward,” he says.

“It was a long process because of the pandemic. Since we couldn’t go anywhere, we took the project in the direction we wanted.”

Joining Dallet in the band are bassist Jon Von, drummer Brian Bodley and lead guitarist Scott Holland.

Dallet takes his influences from daily life and the vast array of music he consumes.

He admits to writing more folksy songs when he’s by himself.

“My frame of mind in some of the songs on the album are filled with anger and despair from what has been going on in the country,” he says. “That’s where my

head space was at the time. Then we had the pandemic, and I tried to look for a silver lining.”

For “Acid Tongue,” Dallet continued to challenge himself in the

writing process.

“I enjoy the challenge because it gets me out of my comfort zone,” he says. “I started playing with a

band, and that’s also been a challenge, because it’s very different writing for a band in mind.”

For his Corrales shows, Dallet will stay loose with his set list.

“It depends on the crowd,” he says. “If there are little kids, I will adjust accordingl­y. It’s going to be a three-hour show, and I’ll throw in some mixes and covers. I will try to play a lot of the songs off ‘Acid Tongue.’ It will be a great opportunit­y.”

 ?? COURTESY OF KRFC 88.9 FM ?? Colorado-based singer-songwriter Jeffrey Dallet will perform two shows in Corrales in support of his new album, “Acid Tongue.”
COURTESY OF KRFC 88.9 FM Colorado-based singer-songwriter Jeffrey Dallet will perform two shows in Corrales in support of his new album, “Acid Tongue.”

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