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Mazarine Records


U.S. Publicity:

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


European Publicity:

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



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 [at] gmail [dot com]


Dare Dukes

dd [at] daredukes [dot com]

Listen: Thugs and China Dolls



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Bay Uno Uno Uno


Y’all, we have music showness in Savannah.

My pal Bay Uno from bling-bling Brooklyn will be touring through Savannah on March 21. I’ll be sharing a bill with him. Come see and hear the wonders of Bay Uno.

Bay Uno is an indie folk adventure. His inner essence can be compared to Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, M Ward, Patrick Watson, Bon Iver, Elliot Smith, Phosphorescent, and all that stuff. Listen to Bay Uno’s music.

7:30pm: Doors
8:00pm: Dare Dukes
9:00pm: Bay Uno and pals

Sentient Bean, Savannah

$5 at door
$4 advance


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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



Savannah is littered with sideways miracles in unlikely places.


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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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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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