That’s right! Tuesday, September 30 is digital release day for Seafoam, my brand new album. I’m super excited to share these new tunes with you and the rest of the world :) The whole project was produced by the wonderful Edd Kerr (The Collection, Lowland Hum) right here in Durham, North Carolina. We had a blast! The cover art was done by David Stanfield, an amazing artist from Charlotte, NC.

Without a doubt, the best place to get the record is BANDCAMP. I love this site and what they do for artists. Amazon and iTunes will have the new record too if that’s more up your alley. Look for it two weeks from today!

Cd release party!

Come hang out and enjoy some live and local rock on Thursday night, October 16 @ Motorco Music Hall in Durham! Bands Spiralfire and Foreshadowing Yesterday will be kicking the night off right. If you’ve attended a release party of mine in the past you know to expect off-the-wall surprises. I would mark the calendar if I were you. See you there!

Other Shows:

September 20, 2014: Durham Centerfest – 10 AM
September 28, 2014: Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro Music Festival) – 9:30 PM

Take it easy,

David B. Dollar

September 16, 2014 Uncategorized

Hey friends,

Thanks for stopping by the ol’ site! Lots to talk about – just put the finishing touches on a brand new video single. I’m happy to present Seafoam Green; the first song off my newest EP with a similar name, Seafoam.  We shot this vid in sunny Wilmington, NC and had a blast goofing off. Thanks to Michael Stipe and Mara Wulliger – couldn’t have done it without you.

Check it out here —-> David B. Dollar – Seafoam Green
Buy the single here —-> Bandcamp

If you enjoy what you see and hear, please do me a favor and SHARE to your heart’s content! Twitter, Instagram, Face-to-the-book, smoke signals, rotary phone – any and all of it. I would greatly appreciate it!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Saturday, September 20, 2014: Centerfest in Durham, performing @ The Herald Sun Stage (by Bull McCabe’s), 10am
Sunday, September 28, 2014: Carrboro Music Festival, performing @ Cat’s Cradle, 9:30pm

Thanks for coming by! New shows and songs to come!

David B. Dollar

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August 26, 2014 Uncategorized

What is up, my friends?

Thanks for stopping by the ol’ blog. Wanted to fill you in on a few recent updates and just say hello. Hi.

My new album Seafoam is underway and I’m super excited! Just started tracking last week and it’s sounding pretty boss so far. Lots to do still but we’re chipping away. Look for that in the next few months.

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Look for a music video for the first single in the coming weeks. More to come on that too.

Stuff I love right now:

Coldplay, Ghost Stories: These guys can’t seem to create bad music. Their new record is beautiful and inspiring. Don’t over think it.
Cackalacky beer by Fullsteam Brewery: Delicious, refreshing ginger beer and IPA lovechild. I crave it (http://www.fullsteam.ag/)
Cheerwine: Maybe it’s my NC roots. This stuff is so tasty in the summer. I wish it fixed cavities.
House of Cards: I’m probably late to the party but, man, this thing instantly hooked me. Very well-made, heady drama on Netflix. Great acting and characters. It’s kinda like a political “Mad Men” set in modern times.

Keep your eyes open for new music! I’ll letcha know :)

Peace,

David B. Dollar

June 2, 2014 Uncategorized

Howdy friends,

Hope all is well in your world! This blog has been hibernating over the fall and winter months so, since spring has sprung, I figured I’d bust out a new post like a hungry grizzly bear busts out of his den. Yeah.

Listening Room @ Mercury Studio – Friday, March 28, 2014 – $5
The good people at Mercury Studios invited me to come perform some of my tunes in an intimate setting and then have a time of Q&A afterwards. How could I say no to that? They do this every month or so for an event they call Listening Room, with different songwriters, artists, and bands in the RDU area. It’s a very unique and cool opportunity for a songwriter to ‘pull back the curtain’, if you will, and discuss the meaning behind their songs, if any. Thomas Nickles will be getting the night started with a set of his tunes. I’m actually splitting my set with Claybrook, who will be accompanying me on keys and also performing some of his originals. I’ve worked out some pretty different stripped down versions of my songs so you’ll want to be there. BYOB, Doors @ 6:30, Show @ 7. See you there!

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**New music coming soon**
I’m very excited about some of the new tunes that I’m working on these days. My next recording project is going to be a full length album called Seafoam. You can expect that summer/fall of this year. I’m also working on a side-project of bluesy/acoustic/folky love songs called Cowardly Lion <— please follow!

Anywho, lots and lots of music coming your way soon. Can’t wait! Stay tuned.

Stuff that I love right now
March Madness: I’m sorry, I get totally infected by these games every year like a virus and I can’t get enough. The app on iPhone makes it especially easy to watch/hard to look away.
Wilco: I know they’ve been around forever but Tweedy is such a good writer. Spotify makes it easy to listen to anything you want to whenever you want to so I’ve been bingeing on them lately.
Nachos: Yep. I eat them all the time.

Thanks for supporting me by reading this, coming to shows, buying my tunes, and every other way under the sun.

Much love,

David B. Dollar

March 27, 2014 Uncategorized

Howdy all!

I absolutely love the fall. I hope you’re getting to enjoy not running your AC, eating pumpkin-y things, and raking leaves.

I wanna give some shout-outs to stuff that I like right now, including fellow NC artist Claybrook‘s new EP was just released on Friday night at Straw Valley Cafe in Durham. I had the pleasure of opening the night with a set and it couldn’t of been a better night for outdoor music. Good times for sure. Hoping to have some more shows with Claybrook in the near future.

Anywho, there are already physical copies of the EP floating around but it drops tomorrow (10.1.13) on iTunes so be sure to snatch it up and support one of the most authentic people I know. REALLY well-crafted songs. Top-notch production. I know you’ll love it.

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Other stuff I love right now:

Night Beds – Country Sleep
Anything by Aural Method
Anything by Tycho
Queens Of The Stone Age – ….Like Clockwork
John Mayer – Paradise Valley
Kings of Leon - Supersoaker
iTunes Festival app on iOS7 – stream entire performances from the London festival. Next best thing to being there.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Walmart – yep
The Carolina Panther’s one game winning streak

Okay! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, I’m busy working on the next batch of songs for my next project, which I’m hoping will come together by spring of 2014.

Peace!

David B. Dollar

September 30, 2013 Uncategorized

Howdy!

It’s been a hot minute since my last post so I figured I should dust off the ol’ blog and give it a go.

First item, I have a show this Saturday (5.4.13) in Mebane, NC! This will be my first performance in Mebane ever. It’s an acoustic show but plan to come hungry/thirsty because Karma On Third will be happy to serve you tasty food and bev. Two different sets from 7-9 pm. I’m planning to debut some interesting covers so make it a plan to be there :) Hope to see you! Free!

Secondly, I’m in the process of integrating a little store right into my site so, before long, you’ll be able to buy a t-shirt or a CD, or whatever, right from davidbdollar.com. Pretty fancy smancy if you ask me. Stay tuned for that.

Thirdly, please purchase my debut EP, Benefit of The Doubt, if you haven’t already. It’s available everywhere – iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp. You name it. Show me some love!

Peace,

David B. Dollar

 

May 1, 2013 Uncategorized

Do you like to drink water? I know I do. Especially when I’m thirsty. It’s easy, however, to take this necessity of life for granted. There are a billion people in the world who don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. Charity:Water is an organization who has set out to do everything in their power to end this horrible reality. Click here to learn more about what they do.

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With every physical copy of my new EP sold, I will be donating $1 to Charity: Water. “That isn’t very much.”, you say. Well, it only takes a measly $20 to provide one person with clean, safe drinking water. That’s like, nothin’. Plus, it seemed fitting with my last name being ‘Dollar’. My EP release party is just ONE week from tonight at Casbah in downtown Durham, NC.  Everyone who pays to get in will receive a copy of Benefit Of The Doubt (my EP) AND, in turn, will be helping to fund the work of this amazing organization. I will also have a laptop setup if you want to give more than just a dollar. Doors are at 7, show at 8. Two amazing openers – Gentle Robot and claybrook. Door prizes, silliness, and more. You should probably be there.

Peace,

David B. Dollar

February 20, 2013 Uncategorized

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February 11, 2013 Uncategorized

Hello all! Super excited to play some shows in the next few weeks. Click the dates for more info.

Feb 14: Deep South The Bar – Raleigh, NC 9pm
Courrier, from Austin,Texas, is headlining this one for Deep South’s Valentine’s Day soiree. I’ll be one of 3 openers. Should be a fantastic evening of music.

Feb 27: Cashbah – Durham, NC 8pm
This is the big one. Releasing the physical copy of my brand new EP, Benefit Of The Doubt. Gentle Robot and new local artist claybrook opening it up. Free EP at the door, as well as some big surprises. You don’t wanna miss it.

Come show some love for local music!

See you at the show,

David B. Dollar

February 9, 2013 Uncategorized

Howdy peeps,

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be getting a new axe in the next few months. No, not the kind you get at Home Depot to chop down a cherry tree (nerdy President’s Day reference – Feb. 18 ). I’m talking about the axe that you shred while plugged into an amp. This isn’t just any normal axe either. It’s a special specialty. Back in early December, I took a little drive down to Hiddenite, NC to meet Andy Elliott, owner of Elliott Guitars. Had a great time getting to know Andy, as well as playing some of his world class instruments. He talked about guys like Drew Shirley (Switchfoot), Matt Podesla (Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin) and even showed me a red sparkly body he was working on for Grant Mickelson for Taylor Swift’s “Red” tour. I ended up commissioning Andy to build me one of his Custom Tone Masters. As you can see, it’s a work of art, and trust me, it sounds as amazing as it looks. This is the same color I’m getting as well. Surf green. Not exactly sure the timeline but I’ll probably be posting lots of videos of this thing when I get it. Stay tuned!

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Also, for you love birds out there, Valentine’s Day is coming up! If you’re looking for a place to take your sweetheart, do drop in to Deep South: The Bar around 9pm for their V-Day party! Excited to play my first show of 2013. Check the deets! Hope to see you!

January 26, 2013 Uncategorized

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