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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]

No Depression Posts Live Performance of “Sam’s Cathedral”


Over at No Depression they’ve posted a lovely performance video of us.  On our winter 2012 tour we worked up this warm and wooden version of “Sam’s Cathedral,” and most nights, if we thought the audience cared, we would end by stepping off the stage and walking into the center of the audience to perform this song. It’s one of my fondest memories of this band.  The video of us playing this song was shot in Asheville by Jesse Hamm, right before our show at the Lexington Avenue Brewery. The only thing missing is audience members encircling us.

This photo is of our performance, with audience, at the LAB the same night:

 Dare Dukes + the Blackstock Collection live in Asheville, NC at the LAB



Asheville Mountain Xpress: Video Interview and Performance


Asheville, NC’s Mountain Xpress videotaped a live performance and interview with me and the band.  They captured a bit of our unplugged, in-the-audience version of “Sam’s Cathedral.”  We ended the show with this song in the audience almost every night.

Lexington Avenue Brewery – 02.03.12 – Asheville, NC – John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe

Friday, February 3, 2012
8:00pm - 21+
39 North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801-2827

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