Dondero in Örebro, Sweden in 2008
|Born||June 24, 1969|
|Origin||Duluth, Minnesota, United States|
|Labels||Ghostmeat Records, Future Farmer Records, Team Love, Flippin Yeah Industries, Unrequited Records|
|Associated acts||Sunbrain, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, The Flatwheelers, Fat Stinkin' Belgian Bastards, National Dust, Flaming Chicken Intestines|
David Dondero (born June 24, 1969 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. 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.
- The Pity Party - (1999 · Ghostmeat Records)
- Spider West Myshkin and a City Bus (out of print) - (2000 · Ghostmeat Records)
- Shooting at the Sun with a Water Gun - (2000 · Future Farmer Records)
- The Transient - (2002 · Future Farmer Records)
- Spider West Myshkin and a City Bus (re-issue) - (2003 · Ghostmeat Records)
- Live at the Hemlock - (2004 · Future Farmer Records)
- South of the South - (2005 · Team Love)
- Simple Love - (2007 · Team Love)
- # Zero with a Bullet - (2010 · Team Love)
- A Pre-existing Condition - (2011 · Ghostmeat Records)
- This Guitar - (2013)
- Golden Hits vol. 1 - (2013)
- Inside the Cats Eye - (2017)
- 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")
- "A History of Radicalism with David Dondero". No Depression. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
- Forman, Bill. "David Dondero on St. John Coltrane, Laura Jane Grace, and the perils of praise". Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
- "Off the Grid, on the Road: David Dondero talks life on a farm, new tour and album, and the Possum | | "Your Alternative Weekly Voice"". www.encorepub.com. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
- "The Best Living Songwriters". NPR. 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
- Bradley "B.J." Davis Jr. (2008-03-20). "Pensacola Independent News". Inweekly.net. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
- "David Dondero - Albums, Songs, and News | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-02-14.