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Michael Dart

Band Country Americana


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"Michael Dart"


Michael Dart is crazy. His country obsession rules just about every waking moment, and in the punishing reality of night-to-night club life rewards are few and far between. Whether performing his own sturdy originals or resurrecting Floyd Tillman’s "Driving Nails in My Coffin" or Jimmie Rodgers’ "TB Blues," Dart is impressively involved and dedicated. This dogged perseverance often pays: Dart frequently enjoys sit-in talent of the highest order, welcoming the likes of country guitar genius Al Bruno and the great California steel guitarist JayDee Maness, a former Buckaroo and in-demand session player who nowadays only rarely hits the bandstand. As Maness said recently, "I only play for a lot of money or if it’s a lot of fun." The latter, as Dart well knows, is exactly where it’s at.

—Jonny Whiteside
- Jonny Whiteside L.A Weekly


Just a Paycheck Away EP 2003



Influences run the gamut from Merle Haggard to Robert Plant.
I believe in the ability to explore people's vulnerabilities through my music and touch their souls.
I got into the game a bit late ( not a teen sensation!) , however I have built my career myself and have opened for Merle Haggard, Freddy Fender, Asleep at The Wheel, Hot Club of Cowtown and David Allan Coe. Appeared on KCSN 88.5 FM Tied to The Tracks hosted by Larry Wines in August of 2006. Performed at SXSW in Austin, TX Big Koch Record Show on the bill with Tish Hinojosa, Gail Davies and Bill Lloyd in 1999