Singer-songwriter Johnny Gallagher will return to his hometown of Wilmington in a concert at World Café Live at The Queen on Jan. 22. Apache Trails will open the show.

Singer-songwriter Johnny Gallagher will return to his hometown of Wilmington in a concert at World Café Live at The Queen on Jan. 22. Apache Trails will open the show.

Gallagher will bring tunes from his new, debut album, “Six Day Hurricane,” to the show. The album, slated for release on Friday, serves as an introductory snapshot to the wide variety of styles Johnny has been listening to for years.

Under the inspired and subtle production of long-time friend and collaborator Thad DeBrock (Ari Hest, Sharon Corr), a team of musicians was assembled to bring Johnny’s songs to life in full band arrangements.

Conrad Korsch (Rod Stewart) was brought in to play bass. Brian Delaney (The New York Dolls) was enlisted to play the drums. Gallagher shared guitar duties with DeBrock who also added the finishing touches of piano, organ and pedal steel to the songs.

The group clicked instantly and played a sold-out show at New York City’s Bowery Electric as a warm up for the recording of the album.

Pulling from inspiration that ranges from the shimmering ’60s rock ‘n’ roll of The Byrds to the crunchy ’70s power pop of Paul Collins to the epic narrative songwriting of Bruce Springsteen to the bouncy freneticism of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco, or Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Gallagher tossed all that he knew and loved into the blender to make a musical map that charted a diverse terrain.

Despite making music, Gallagher is best known for his work as an actor. Appearing under his full name, John Gallagher, Jr., he won a Tony Award at the age of 22 for his performance in the Duncan Sheik scored Broadway musical “Spring Awakening.”

He then went on to star in Green Day’s “American Idiot” on Broadway, Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom” and he appeared in the film “Short Term 12.”

While Gallagher is currently working on a variety of film projects, he is also set to return to Broadway in an eagerly anticipated production of Eugene O’Neill’s masterwork “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” But if you talk to anyone close to him, the first thing they’ll tell you about is something much more personal and intimate to him, his music.

IF YOU GO

WHAT Johnny Gallagher and Apache Trails in concert

WHEN 8 p.m., Jan. 22

WHERE World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington

COST $15 to $25

INFO Visit queen.worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400