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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 October 2011
The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re pleased to welcome Austin, Texas’ David Dondero back to Manchester!

David Dondero is a singer/songwriter whose music has been compared to such American folk music/troubadour greats as Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt. He began in 1993 as a member of the band Sunbrain, and later played in This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb and The Flatwheelers. In 2006, American radio station NPR named David ‘one of the best living songwriters’ alongside Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Tom Waits.

Dondero is currently on the Team Love Records label and has toured with such acts as Bright EyesTilly and the WallSpoon and Willy Mason. His new album, scheduled for release this summer, will come out on Team Love in America and Affairs of the Heart in Europe.

Support comes from James McKay. James is a British musician, poet and writer currently active in London. Lyrically akin to Colin Meloy, he is also parallelled to Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes. Though a relatively new face James has already rubbed shoulders with the likes of Willy Mason, Kid Harpoon, The Wave Pictures, The Duels, RKC (Adam of Babyshambles) and Wave Machines. James is due to release his first EP Half an hour before the devil knows your dead for the beginning of his UK tour supporting David Dondero. He has previously released a demo of 24 tracks onto the internet for fans to download for free.

Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk, Ticketweb.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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