Ron Gallo, front man of local Americana blues band Toy Soldiers and city-wide collaborator, has announced the launch of a new local label called American Diamond Recordings. Named for the intersection of American and Diamond Streets where the label is based (in a former studio of Dr. Dog, no less), the label brings Gallo together with a collective of friends and compatriots to put a focus on the wealth of roots and rock music being created right here in Philadelphia. From the label:
Decades ago the industry folk fled Philly to seek prosperity in the three corners of the music business NYC, LA, and Nashville. But American Diamond Recordings and For the Record Management are planning on changing that and making Philly a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. We sure as hell have the goods to do so.
The initial line-up of acts on American Diamond Recordings include Gallo himself, Toy Soldiers, The Lawsuits, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb and Levee Drivers. The label’s first official release will be Gallo’s debut solo outing Ronny, expected June 24th. There will be a free release show on June 26th at Spruce Street Harbor with The Lawsuits and Up the Chain to celebrate; more information can be found here.