This is my first Live EP. I performed on a Wednesday night at the Ghost Light Sessions in Ballybofey, Co.Donegal on 1st May 2019. I was first up, followed by a couple of great blues rock bands and the exceptional headliner, Blackbird & Crow. It’s a good venue, intimate with a raised stage and excellent sound / lighting for theatre and live music.
As usual I wasn’t sure what songs to play until I got up there. I had 30 minutes to fill and I did my best to read the room and play them a nice variety of new and old songs. Of course, it was all new since no-one there had heard me ever…!
Ciarán who did the sound on the night was kind enough to email me the vocals and guitar raw file. I compressed the shit out it and piled a bunch of reverb and mastering plug-ins on top.
Happy with the results, I found an old woodcutting of skeletons from the 15th Century and printed some nice posters on linen paper. I added some QR codes onto stickers to link people to the EP and here it is!
I hope you enjoy these 24 brief minutes of originals (and one cover). It’s a bit rough round the edges but that’s me all over.
It’s also up on YouTube, Spotify, Apple etc etc if you search for Dolbro Dan.
1. Bat Country
2. Four Leaf Loser
3. Microchipping Me
4. Richard Cory
6. Dolbro Dan’s Ragtime Rant
7. Performin’ Rites
Folk Dope is my long awaited second album. Eleven lyric-driven originals ranging from Alternative Folk to Acoustic Blues, Alt Country, Rock’n’Roll, Americana – whatever is needed to deliver the story.
As a big fan of Bob Dylan, particularly his early albums, most of these songs began life in a simple acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement (much like my previous album “Singin Homemade Music”)
Old time roots with a modern, raucous twist.
Folk Dope was recorded with support from friends and fans through a crowdfunding campaign and released by US indie vinyl label, Feedbands. Based on an organic farm in North Carolina, Feedbands are a highly ethical, musician-friendly independent label who issue first editions of unsigned, DIY artists. Aside from that they also plant trees to offset carbon emissions, offer food and shelter to touring bands!
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