DORE COLLER


Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dore Coller has played with or members of Howard Alden, Darol Anger, Big Brother, Jeffrey Cain, Larry Campbell, Lacy J Dalton, Matt Eakle, Jerry Garcia, The David Grisman Quintet, Dan Hicks, David La Flamme (It’s a Beautiful Day), Snooky Flowers, The Hot Club of San Francisco, Maria Muldaur, Jeff Narell, David Nelson, Petty Booka, Van Morrison, Pablo Cruise, Quicksilver, Starship, The Rowan Brothers, The Waybacks, and The Youngbloods. Over the years Dore and his groups have opened for Elvin Bishop, Los Lonely Boys, Dana Carvey, Jesse Colin Young, Foxy Collwood, R Crumb & The Cheap Suit Serenaders, High Country, Rattlebox, Mikey Dread, Dr Hook, David Nelson, and even made an appearance on the Gary Radnich Show on KRON TV. One of his songs ‘Silent Spring’ was the Platinum Award Winner of the Marin Earth Day 40th Anniversary Green Song Contest.

Dore is currently in several groups including Bermudagrass, Caribbean R&B, The Hot Club of Marin, Savannah Blu, Trio Max and Unplugged, playing a variety of styles. With his new CD ‘Life’s A Beach’ he brings all these influences together. 
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  1. 1 Tintamarre Zouk 04:09
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  2. 2 Blues For Haiti 05:17 Free
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  3. 3 Siskiyou 05:02
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  4. 4 Infinity 05:05
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  5. 5 Teatown Breakdown 03:01
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  6. 6 The Old Mill 04:44
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  7. 7 Jouvert Morning 07:11
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  8. 8 Piece of Paradise 00:43
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  9. 9 Life's A Beach 04:54
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  10. 10 Silent Spring 01:27
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  11. 11 Infinity 05:06
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  12. 12 One Tack Back 05:03
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  13. 13 Teatown Breakdown 03:02 Free
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  14. 14 The Ballad of Laura Faire 08:20
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  15. 15 The Good Old Days 06:37
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  16. 16 Long Dark Night 04:55
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  17. 17 Babylon Fallen 06:29
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  18. 18 (Words) From A Father To His Sons 04:13
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"BERMUDAGRASS"

"Once again, this CD showcases Coller's masterful acoustic guitar flatpicking and his versatility on dobro, mandolin and baritone ukulele. As on his earlier album, he surrounds himself with a roster of some of our finest acoustic musicians, namely banjo virtuoso Tim Weed, mandolinists Dan Large and Dave Hanks, bassists Joe Kyle Jr., Ned Doherty and Pat Campbell, percussionists Willow Van Den Hoek and Paul Cicco, drummer Eddie Sassin and fiddle players Leif Karlstrom and Annie Staninec. 

"Bermudagrass" also boasts the considerable talents of David Grisman Quintet flutist Matt Eakle, who takes off on breathtaking improvisational solos on the soaring "Blues for Haiti" and the exotic "Jouvert Morning." His brother, Kit Eakle, adds a violin to the mix on "Infinity." 

The epitome of the professional working musician, Coller has cobbled together a career for himself playing with the Hot Club of Marin and other local groups as well as writing and recording his own music. As a composer, he has a gift for creating melodies that may stick in your head for days. And that's a good thing."


Paul Liberatore, Press Play, Marin Independent Journal

Bermudagrass

Dore Coller

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  2. 2 Blues For Haiti 05:17 Free
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  3. 3 Siskiyou 05:02
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  4. 4 Infinity 05:05
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  5. 5 Teatown Breakdown 03:01
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  6. 6 The Old Mill 04:44
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  7. 7 Jouvert Morning 07:11
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"LIFE'S A BEACH"

"This skilled Mill Valley guitarist-singer-songwriter prides himself on not being able to make up his mind about what genre of music to play. He likes them all, and this entertaining, highly musical album of 11 originals reflects his all-over-the-place eclecticism in new musical style he's dubbed "Bermuda Grass," a blend of Caribbean and bluegrass music. Or, more accurately, a bluegrass tune followed by a Caribbean-flavored song and seldom the twain shall meet.

"Silent Spring," for example, is pure bluegrass, featuring Coller on lead vocal, guitar and dobro. He's backed by a stellar band of top Marin acoustic musicians— Annie Staninec on fiddle, West Marin banjo whiz Tim Weed, mandolinist Dan Large, plus Willow Van Den Hoek and Lorin and Chris Rowan on harmony vocals. "One Tack Back," on the other hand, is a Caribbean sailing song that Jimmy Buffet's Parrot Heads would appreciate.

Coller is an in-demand guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who currently performs with the Hot Club of Marin, Savannah Blu and Caribbean R&B, among other bands. He's a fine singer, but he's an even better guitar player. The strongest tracks on this CD are the instrumentals, most notably "Teatown Breakdown," a lively bluegrass breakdown that showcases Coller's masterful flatpicking on guitar, Weed's banjo virtuosity, Staninec's fine fiddling, a breezy bass solo by Joe Kyle Jr., Large's strong mandolin work and even some snazzy spoon playing by Van Den Hoek. That snappy tune is reflective of the crisp, clean playing that makes this CD an example of some very fine Marin musicianship, regardless of what you call it."

~ Paul Liberatore, Press Play, Marin Independent Journal

Life's A Beach

Dore Coller

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  1. 1 Piece of Paradise 00:43
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  2. 2 Life's A Beach 04:54
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  3. 3 Silent Spring 01:27
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  4. 4 Infinity 05:06
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  5. 5 One Tack Back 05:03
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  6. 6 Teatown Breakdown 03:02 Free
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  7. 7 The Ballad of Laura Faire 08:20
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  8. 8 The Good Old Days 06:37
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  9. 9 Long Dark Night 04:55
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  10. 10 Babylon Fallen 06:29
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  11. 11 (Words) From A Father To His Sons 04:13
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'The Old Mill' - Bermudagrass