David Dondero


We are very excited to announce our December Resident is DAVID DONDERO!

If you haven’t been acquainted with one of America’s finest songwriters, do it now he is coming to live in Jacksonville!

“This is the sound of a man on fire. Smart, funny and honestly out of his mind; but he comes back long enough to sing about it. One of the best singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard.”
– Bob Boilen, NPR
“Dondero is this generation’s Townes Van Zandt, a peripatetic tumbleweed casting across the country’s highways and dirt roads searching for truth and love. His reedy tenor shuffles through clever verbal forays, over raga-muffin folk, brightened by Dondero’s road-wizened stoicism”
– Houston Chronicle
“He has a terrific ear and eye for simple detail, for spinning songs out of the mundane just as deftly as standards like love and loss.”
– David Bevan, Pitchfork
“His songs capture places in detail, but also the feeling that life can be about grabbing a hold of the wind (or of a song, as he sometimes phrases it) and seeing where it takes you.”
– Dave Headon, Pop Matters
“Dondero is a brilliant storyteller and poet. His searching melodies and distinctive voice are heartbreakingly beautiful and uplifting.”
– Robin Hilton, NPR

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