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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]

Ride the Tempo Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


Music blog Ride the Tempo posted “Meet You at the Bus” and says nice things.  Yippee!

South Magazine: Savannah Rock City!


There’s a nifty article in South Magazine this month, featuring some great local bands, including yours truly. Click the thumbnail to read the whole article.


Ah Shucks: Best of Savannah 2011


Thanks to all you music nerds who voted us Savannah’s best acoustic band of 2011 in the Connect Savannah readers poll. You guys are nice.


Connect Savannah's Best of Savannah 2011

Connect Savannah’s Best of Savannah 2010

“Best of Savannah 2010—Acoustic Band.
‘Idiosyncratic’ best describes this California-born singer-songwriter, who divides his time between Savannah (his wife is here) and New York City (he has a job there). Dukes has an unparalleled melodic sense, a gift for heart-wrenching lyrics, and the ability to weave them together around quirky, unusual pop-folk arrangements that literally don’t sound like anybody else.”

Connect Savannah, May 18, 2010

Savannah Morning News

“There seems to be growing energy and optimism among independent musicians around town. We’re witnessing the maturation of venues, a burst of creativity from performers with a wide range of styles, and more frequent visits from some topnotch regional and national acts. Dare Dukes has been one of the drivers behind these movements since settling in Savannah a few years ago. I find Dukes’ music both cerebral and emotional—an intense combination.”

—Bill Dawers, Savannah Morning News, May 5, 2010

Folk World

“Dare Dukes impresses me with original, creative, open minded rock with a touch of alternative folk and a nice underground sound. Must be bought!”

—Eelco Schilder, Folk World (Europe), March 2010

Le Cri du Coyote Magazine

“Influenced by such varied personalities as the formidable Kurt Weill, throaty Tom Waits, and the post-punk Pixies, this young Californian has come onto the musical scene somewhere between folk, social-issue pop, and poetic rock with an album that’s rich—but way too short. In 30 minutes Dukes gives us a glimpse of a talent that seems limitless and leaves the listener hungry for more. Dukes’ compositions are deeply reflective of a uniquely American life, where the sane and the crazy co-exist. His songs take advantage of a pleasingly disorienting musical richness (including strings and brass) and varied rhythms, accompanying an especially acid yet plaintive voice. Let’s hope that the next album will confirm this very positive first impression!”

Le Cri du Coyote Magazine (France), February 2010

Time Out New York

“…enjoyably cracked and bittersweet…”

—Time Out New York, 01/25/10