Fred Gillen, Jr.

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NYFA grant recipient Fred Gillen Jr has released eleven full-length albums to great critical acclaim, and has toured all over the U.S. and Europe.  His songs have been featured on ABC’s All My Children, NPR’s Car Talk, and CMJ’s New Music Marathon Sampler, and his version of Woody Guthrie’s I Ain’t Got No Home was featured on Pete Remembers Woody, a collection of Pete Seeger’s spoken stories about Woody Guthrie.

“New York singer/songwriter Gillen may have East Coast origins, but his style and intensity reflect a down-home sensibility.”  Nashville Scene

“uplifting, passionate, and emotional performer.”  Donegal Democrat

“unvarnished social commentary with folkified hoot-and-holler melodies”  Sing Out!


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