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Mazarine Records

 

U.S. Publicity:

Jeffrey Smith
Crash Avenue
jeffrey [at] crash-avenue [dot com]
502.384.3107

 

European Publicity:

Peter Holmstedt
Hemifrån
peter.holmstedt [at] telia [dot com]
+46 (0)33.26.0210

 

Booking

Dare likes to play any place where people want to hear him—living rooms, stadiums, art galleries, derelict strip malls, glitzy music venues filled with trend-setting starlets, fire-gutted churches with free enchiladas. Write STS Booking, and together we will find a way:

Bright Elephant
bright.elephant.booking [at] gmail [dot com]

 

Dare Dukes

dd [at] daredukes [dot com]

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Hissing Lawns Photos of Jim and Me

 

Dare Dukes with cellist Annelise Nelson

Some nice photos up by Jon Waits over at hissing lawns of the recent Savannah show with Jim White.

 

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Blue-sky Jesus

 

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Savannah is littered with sideways miracles in unlikely places.

 

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Sanctified

 

Here’s a lovely photo by Jon Waits of Annelise Nelson and I playing in the sanctuary at United Trinity Methodist Church in Savannah, GA on May 23, 2014. We were sharing a bill with Jim White.

 

 

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Jim and Me in Savannah

 

I’m so happy to be playing with Jim White again, this time in my hometown. Come!

Friday, May 23, 7:30pm
Trinity United Methodist Church

Early enough that my son can hear me play.

RSVP via Facebook

Jim White Poster

 

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Strong Coffee

 

 

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Home

 

 

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I had the great pleasure of playing Grocery on Home in Atlanta last night with Jim White.  Grocery on Home is one of my favorite venues.  Matt Arnett, the proprietor, is nice as nice can be (he brought me herbal tea with honey when I told him I was sick).  The audiences there are like a giant family–supportive and attentive and warm.  And, as always, Jim White blew me away.  It was so great to be able to share a stage with him again.  Matt Jarrard of Atlanta’s Oryx and Crake and Book Club backed me up on cello and did a stupendous job.  I only wish he was visible in this photo.

 

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Lyrics: “Meet You at the Bus” by Dare Dukes

 
Look up dear, it’s a the black and blue sky.
Feel underfoot where sidewalk cries.
‘Twixt ourselves there is salvation.
I can feel it when we’re kissing at the station.

Chorus:
I will meet you at the bus,
meet you at the bus (the bus!)
I will meet you at the bus,
meet you at the bus (the bus!)
Let’s be reckless just the two of us.
Let’s meet at the bus

Parents, priests, and neighbors
Don’t get the ache we suffer in this
Terrarium with gasoline grass. Just
Two lovely creatures pressed against the Plexiglas.

We’re not scared of their curfew.
We lost faith in bullets and church pews,
The Las Vegas lipstick shrines
Cannot compare with the flashing yellow lines.

Chorus

I hear the angels’ melodies:
Wheels spinning to far off cities.
Our hiding place in our arms.
And this bus ticket is our lucky charm.

I will meet you at the bus.

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