Dare Dukes’ music is a striking combination of incisive intelligence and sweet, doleful hooks. Looking past the shiny surfaces of American life, the Savannah, GA-based singer-songwriter chronicles the everyday world, mining the margins for the eccentric characters and bizarre events that are at the heart of his music.
“America is a crazy, scary, and fascinating landscape,” Dare says. “The reality is a lot more interesting to me than what the nightly news depicts. The way I see it, it’s a place filled with eccentric characters, all on their own strange mission – some nuts, some saner than the rest of us. These missions, these people, they are what my music is about.”
About Ghosts of Christmas, Dare’s first venture into Christmas songs, this is what he has to say, ”It’s got two songs, a side A and a side B. I think it’s very nice, I do. The title track has just the right blend of ‘fa la las’ and celophane to warm the hearts of both sentimentalists and grinches?” Furious Hooves co-released this with Dare’s very own Starland Records in late November 2011.