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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



Visuals Aids of United Trinity Show

Some photos by Jon Waits of last night’s show.


photo by Jon Waits


photo by Jon Waits

Thursday Night Opry, January 19


I’ll be joining a gaggle of singer-songwriters at the Thursday Night Opry series this Thursday, Jan 19. My life has been largely focused on the Deep Center these days, so I’m thrilled to be getting out to spit music into the world for a night.


This will be the eve of the presidential inauguration. So a special bonus for showing up: You’ll hear a rough draft of my new song “Reality Star.” Can you guess what it’s about?


For more information and to RSVP for the event visit here.


Hissing Lawns Says Nice Things


Savannah’s local Hissing Lawns music blog previews the upcoming Thursday Night Opry show and says this:

“Imagine…what it would sound like if Michael Stipe, They Might Be Giants, Sufjan Stevens, and the Pixies hosted a poetry reading in the live oaks of Sonoma County in the middle of July at midnight. Dare Dukes’ music could be that kind of country.”

Read the whole post here.

Or just watch the video of me performing “Jim Eggers’ Parrot.”



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


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.


Blue-sky Jesus



Savannah is littered with sideways miracles in unlikely places.




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.