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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]

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


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

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Athfest 2012


See you at the New Earth Music Hall this Friday, June 22!



Tickled: Savannah Stopover Festival 2012


You have two chances to come see and hear me, backed up by my talented pals Phillip Reynold Price and Rachael Perisho, at the Savannah Stopover Festival 2012.


Thugs and China Dolls: Now in Stores!


True Believers,

What do you know, it finally happened: Thugs and China Dolls has left the building. It is in stores today, right now. If you don’t already have a copy, perhaps now would be a good time to purchase one, be it in digital or plastic form.

If you are one of those spectacularly insightful people who supported the Kickstarter campaign, you should’ve gotten your stuff a few days ago (unless you still haven’t given us your address—in which case, for godsakes, hand it over). We hope the postman got it to you intact. May it make your ears tingle.

If you are in Savannah, GA, please come to one of the two record release parties: Thursday, January 19 (all ages at the Sentient Bean) or Friday, January 20 (21+ at the Jinx). Or, hell, come to both of them. We’re not messin’ around for these shows: we’ve got a six-piece band playing all kinds of doodads and noise-makers. And there are free download cards of the entire dang record for early entries.

If you live in another city, please check our tour dates below for a venue near you. (more…)

All Together Now at Mazarine Records


Words have been given, hands have been shaken, and I’m very excited to announce that I have joined the terrific group of lovelies at Mazarine Records in Athens, Georgia.  Mazarine is Athens’ youngest and coolest record label—biased, me?  Their artists include post-rock heroes pacificUV and much-adored indie folksters Hope for Agoldensummer.  They’re reinventing the way record companies do business.  And I’m thrilled that Thugs and China Dolls will be released by them!


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November News: Ghosts of Christmas Now Available


Jack Frosts,

Ghosts of Christmas,” my very first Christmas single, is available today. It’s got two songs, a side A and a side B. I think it’s very nice, I do. The title track has just the right blend of “fa la las” and celophane to warm the hearts of both sentimentalists and grinches. (more…)

October 2011 Newsletter: Please Release Me


Escape artists,

You have no idea how happy we are to announce that we have an official release date for the new record, Thugs and China Dolls.  On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, we will release Thugs and China Dolls to the world.  Should you see it fly by on or around this date, we ask that you consider feeding it.

And that’s not all.  We have so much good news that we’re buried up to our necks in it.