David Dondero is an American songwriter, guitarist, former lead singer of the band Sunbrain. In 2006, NPR's All Songs Considered named David one of the "best living songwriters" alongside Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Tom Waits.

Dondero started his musical career on drums at the age of 10, due in part to the fact that he "was always drumming on stuff with my hands". Dondero released four records with the Clemson, SC-based punk/hardcore band Sunbrain (three on Grass Records and one on Ghostmeat Records), before breaking up in 1995. The following year, Dondero joined This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb for nearly two years as their drummer. He left in 1998 to focus on his solo material. He has since released seven solo albums - two with Ghostmeat Records, three with Future Farmer Records and the most recent two with Team Love Records. His eighth album, titled # Zero with a Bullet, was released on August 3, 2010. Dondero has toured with such acts as Crooked Fingers, Jolie Holland, Against Me!, The Mountain Goats, David Bazan, Preston School of Industry, Bright Eyes, Tilly and the Wall, Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew, Spoon, and Willy Mason. Dondero currently resides in Austin, TX.

Barton Carroll

Since 2002, Barton Carroll has toured and recorded extensively with Crooked Fingers and Eric Bachmann, playing guitar, steel guitar, and upright bass. Carroll has also toured, playing various instruments with Azure Ray, Dolorean, and Micah P. Hinson.

In 2006 Carroll released his second solo effort, "Love and War," on Skybucket Records. "Love and War" received much critical acclaim in music journals such as Harp, No Depression, The Big Takeover, and many others.

"There's a timelessness to the ten performances on Barton Carroll's second album. They exude depth of character, passion and commitment. His songs have a literary bearing that puts him in the ranks of Paul Kelly, Nick Cave and Greg Brown.....'Small Thing' is the sort of song a career can be built upon."
~Harp Magazine

Christian Lee Hutson

Hutson was half of the old-time folk duo The Driftwood Singers, who toured extensively during their three-year career and gained notoriety for Hutson's mournful songs. His debut full-length "The Hell With It" was released February 5 on Trailer Fire Records.

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David Dondero, Barton Carroll, Christian Lee Hutson

Wednesday, December 11 · 8:00 PM at Mud & Water