David Dondero

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David Dondero
David Dondero in Örebro,
Sweden on February 9, 2008.
Background information
Born (1969-06-24) June 24, 1969 (age 47)
Origin Duluth, Minnesota
Genres indie rock
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Years active 1979–present
Labels Ghostmeat Records, Future Farmer Records, Team Love, Flippin Yeah Industries, Unrequited Records
Associated acts Sunbrain, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, The Flatwheelers
Website http://www.davedondero.com/

David Dondero (born June 24, 1969 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) 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.[1] 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".[2] 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.




  • David Dondero/Chris Terry - (2003 · Perpetual Motion Machine)
  • David Dondero/Mischief Brew - "Two Boxcars" (2005 · Fistolo Records)
  • David Dondero/Pine Hill Haints; Arkam Records


  • Ghostmeat 5th Anniversary 1994-1999 (song: "Leave the Driving to Them")
  • Parts - Ghostmeat Records Compilation (as part of the band: sunbrain. Song: "Something Wrong")

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