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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]

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.


Trinity Church – 05.23.14 – Savannah, GA – Jim White

Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Trinity Church (map)
225 West President Street
Savannah, GA, United States 31401

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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.


Grocery on Home – 12.14.13 – Atlanta, GA – with Jim White

Saturday, December 14, 2013
8:00pm - All Ages
Atlanta, GA, US 30312

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Jim White, Aficionado of the Found

Below you’ll see Jim White, producer and aficionado of the found, recording improvisations on his homemade bell-box contraption for “Simon Says.”

Thanks to Jim, who’s producing it, the song has finally taken on a life of its own. A few months back I was toying with the idea of leaving this song off the new record, because an arrangement was eluding me. What we did this weekend was lovely, thanks to Jim, Suny, Andrew, JoJo, and Liz.

Jim White play bells on "Simon Says"

Like a Bird

Laura Wrenn sings back-up vocals on “Simon Says.” Jim White looks on.

Laura Wrenn sings back-up vocals on Dare Dukes' "Simon Says," Jim White looks on

Jim White House Concert

We played and played and ate casserole and homemade pie with Jim White.  We wish you’d been there with us.

Dare Dukes House Concert with Jim White--Susan Falls at piano