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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]

Yes Way, Jose

Jose Ray designed this lovely and trip-a-licious poster for my Savannah show on October 20 with Jon Lindsay and Britt Scott.

Jose Ray Poster of Dare Dukes Show in Savannah 2011


You Kicked Me!


Holy smokes!  You guys are the best.

Not only did we meet our $5,000 goal in our Kickstarter campaign, but we went way over, raising more than $6,200!

Thanks so much, you angels, you.  We promise to make sure our record is worthy of your ears.

Dondero Drops from the Sky


I’m thrilled to announce that an amazing short-notice show has dropped from the sky:

I’ll be sharing a bill with indie folk legend David Dondero next Thursday, July 21, at the Wormhole in Savannah.

Get in your car and drive.  And I’ll see you at the show.


Kick Me: Pre-order My New Record


Okay, gang. I’ve launched my very first Kickstarter campaign to make sure my new record, Thugs and China Dolls, makes it out of the studio and into your ears.

Don’t know what Kickstarter is?  Well, is a cool website that allows artists and other imaginative people to raise critical funding to make sure their neat ideas make it out into the world.

I’m aiming to raise $5,000 (a small portion of my overall budget) by selling pre-ordered copies of Thugs and China Dolls. There’s all kinds of other cool stuff you can buy, too (a pair of Jim White’s loafers, anyone?), but pre-orders of the record are the main thing.  So check out my video, then click through the link and order your copy today!

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

March Newsletter: Curiouser and Curiouser


Horizon Watchers and Sidewalk-crack Counters,

Bits of reality, formed in invisible places, have been known to suddenly appear and fly right by without my taking notice. Sometimes these bits, large and small, will plop right down in my lap and force me to do things that are not on any of the reigning lists. This can be trying, but I do my best to accommodate reality’s demands.


Beside Ourselves about Savannah Stopover

Only two weeks until the Savannah Stopover Festival! Check out the calendar of all the sparkly touring and local bands and buy your passes now.

If you pass one of the hard-working festival staff members on the street, shake their hands and give them a hug for bringing so many great indie bands to our weird and wonderful city.

And don’t forget to come out and see Dare Dukes + the Blackstock Collection share a bill with Jon Lindsay, Saturday, March 12 at Civvies. All-ages! (RSVP on Facebook.)

Savannah Stopover Promo from Savannah Stopover on Vimeo.

Hearing Red: February News


We have oh so much to report.

First, if you’re in or near Savannah, I’m playing this Friday, February 4, with two great bands. The Red River (from Long Beach and Portland) will be passing through town on their winter tour. I played with them last October, and, if you were there, you saw them make the audience levitate. Truly wonderful. NPR’s All Songs Considered named their recent release Best of 2010. The lovely local Brandon Nelson McCoy will open. Details are below.