David Dondero released a Laura Jane Grace-produced EP, touring
Long-running singer/songwriter David Dondero returned last month with the With Love EP, which was recorded and produced by Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (who has been playing shows with David since the '90s). It's also out on Laura's Total Treble label. Here's some background on how the EP came to be:
“In the autumn of 2012, I was touring through Florida and I happened to run into Laura Jane Grace in St. Augustine,” Dondero explains. “I had a batch of new songs, so she was like, ‘You should come by my new studio tomorrow and check it out!’”
“It was a happy accident,” the singer/songwriter admits. “I just came in, checked out the studio and she was like, ‘You wanna play a couple songs?’ So I played these songs then had to go onto Orlando, and that was that. We ended up recording all six songs in just about an hour. I think we did them all in one take and then they were shelved when the studio closed after being crushed by a falling tree.”
The recording session sat untouched for the next few years until Grace unearthed it in early 2016 as she was preparing for a slate of solo shows with Dondero...
You can pick your copy of the EP up here and stream it below.
David begins a short tour in DC tonight, and it lands in Brooklyn on December 8 at Don Pedro before wrapping up at Trenton, NJ's Mill Hill on December 10. Advance tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
David Dondero -- 2016 Tour Dates
11.29 Washington, DC @ Black Cat DC
12.01 Asheville, NC @ The Altamont Theatre
12.02 Atlanta, GA @ Hi-Lo Press
12.03 Goldsboro, NC @ Well Travelled Beer
12.04 Greenville, NC @ Christy's Euro Pub
12.05 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown
12.06 Charlotte, NC @ World Famous Milestone Club (official)
12.08 Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedro
12.09 Harrisburg, PA @ Little Amps
12.10 Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill