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On the northeastern outskirts of Colorado Springs, Colorado lies Black Forest; a dense, sleepy borough of roughly thirteen thousand residents. Within Black Forest lie passageways and parklands winding throughout the countryside. At the end of an old dirt road, high atop a hill overlooking the vast Rocky Mountains, there sits a vintage wooden house. It was in this home that Justin Galloway began creating his own blend of indie rock music that would eventually come to be known as Far and Few. Fusing together elements from his greatest influences, Galloway sought to transcend the boundaries of any one specific genre, instead opting for an all-encompassing array of infectiously melodic narratives that would capture the hearts of his audience.
Galloway is no stranger to music. A self-proclaimed ‘jack of all trades’, he began playing drums when he was eight years old. He spent his early years honing his skills as a competitive drummer, before picking up his first guitar in high school. Over the next few years, he expanded his instrumentation to include bass guitar, piano, and vocals. After high school, Galloway played with small local bands throughout Colorado Springs, working part-time jobs and taking classes at the local community college. Struggling to find a solid band – one whose desire to surpass the local market was always outweighed by “creative differences” – he turned to composing his own material.
Beginning in May 2007, he began recording demos on a Tascam DP-01, and eventually invested in a Macbook Pro setup running Logic Studio by Apple. Posting demos to his MySpace and Facebook pages, Galloway kept a low profile throughout his early years, focusing more on developing a traditional band rather than a social media following. Between 2007 and 2010, he came to record two demo albums, but shied away from using his real name to avoid being labeled a solo act. As time would tell, musicians in rural Colorado were far and few between, leading him to adapt the moniker to fit his dilemma. Throwing caution to the summer winds, he packed his bags for southern California in August 2010, in hopes of finding a larger audience, and eventually settled in Santa Barbara later that fall.
Throughout the next two years, Galloway continued composing what would become his first commercial release, an EP titled Vows of Silence… Using digital distributor Tunecore, he released the five-song collection in December 2012. In a more forward approach, he has been promoting the EP to anyone willing to listen, and has since gained thousands of fans across the globe. He is currently in his home studio recording his first full-length record, a double album slated for release in 2014.