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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]

Connect Savannah: Interview


Connect Savannah (Savannah’s arts weekly) has run a very nice interview and preview of Thugs and China Dolls:

“[Thugs and China Dolls is] a finely–etched work of indie–folk, full of charming melodies, sharp lyrics and delicate acoustic arrangements.”

MCWN Posts “Meet You at the Bus,” Says Nice Things


Music blog Middle Class White Noise posts “Meet You at the Bus” and says some very, very nice things!

“Dare Dukes, unsurprisingly, comes out of Savannah, Georgia, though his biography seems to throw him all across America at one point or another. ‘Meet You at the Bus’ contains a universality that seems borne out of that travel, as does the simple sentiment of, well, meeting at the bus. Its youthful restlessness is something that virtually everyone has felt at one point or another and its coupled with a ‘let’s steal away together’ romanticism befitting of young, not-quite-so-forward-thinking love. (more…)

Those Who Dig Posts “Meet You at the Bus,” Says Nice Things


Music blog Those Who Dig offers up “Meet You on the Bus” and says nice things:

“Dare Dukes is a fine Southern gentleman who knows how to rock the banjo and write some pretty great music. I am digging this tune of his ‘Meet You at the Bus.’ Nice horns and harmonies on it, especially the chorus.”

Latest Disgrace Feature


Atlanta blog Latest Disgrace posts “Meet You at the Bus” and says mighty fine things.


Music That Isn’t Bad Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


Minneapolis music blog Music That Isn’t Bad posts “Meet You at the Bus” and says some very nice things:

“With hints of Tom Waits, Dare Dukes has made a wonderful album that takes a quirky romp around the American landscape, exploring the people and places that comprise it. With plenty of horns, banjo and accordion parts there’s no lack of musical diversity, and Dare Dukes does a great job of rallying all that sound under a single banner based around smart, upbeat, pop-folk hooks and breakdowns.”

Indie Rock Reviews Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


Indie Rock Reviews posts “Meet You at the Bus” and says nice things:

“Somewhere between They Might Be Giants’ off-kilter playfulness and The Decemberists americana romanticism lies Dare Dukes’ brand new single ‘Meet You At The Bus.'”


Largehearted Boy Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


We love us some of this Brooklyn-based Largehearted Boy. In fact, it’s sorta one of our favorite blogs.  And we are so happy they like “Meet You at the Bus” so much as to let it grace the space of their daily download. Go and get it.


Sunset In the Rearview Posts “Meet You at the Bus”


Music blog Sunset in the Review posted our song “Meet You at the Bus” and said some very nice things:

I am quickly falling in love with this song, “Meet You at the Bus.”  The album is destined to be spectacular…