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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 August 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

We’re pleased to welcome Austin, Texas’ David Dondero to Dulcimer – as the first show in our new Hey! Dulcimer series.

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 Eyes, Tilly and the Wall, Spoon 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 Manchester’s own Jerzey St Band, who count Crosby, Stills & Nash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Traveling Wilburys among their influences, meaning they should fit very well on this bill.

Opening the show will be Newcastle’s (XO), aka Rob Tolson. One for Elliott Smith fans, we’d say.

This show takes place at Dulcimer, Manchester’s celebrated ‘folk bar’ in central Chorlton. Regular buses (85 and 86) run to Chorlton from the city centre, plus the 23 and 23A from Didsbury and West Didsbury, and the 168 from Fallowfield. We recommend using GMPTE’s JourneyPlanner to arrange your trip.

Tickets, priced £3, will be available on the door.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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