Dallas Green hasn’t won American Idol, shown up to
an award show in drag or hanged himself in any of his music videos. He
hasn’t needed the aid of reality television or publicity stunts to draw
attention. The extent of Green’s publicity moves has been changing the
name under which he records and performs. Though even under the City and
Colour moniker, he has managed to stay true to himself. After all,
Dallas is a city and Green is a color.
His unique vocals over bluesy
Folk and Indie/Alternative-inspired music are all Green has needed in
order to gain fans.
Then again, Green has been slowly pulling in fans for
quite awhile. He’s been performing for over a decade, first touring with
Canadian Post Hardcore band Alexisonfire and then on his own (Green
released the first two City and Colour albums, in 2005 and 2008, while
he was still an active member of Alexisonfire).
City and Colour plays Bogart's Saturday. Read Deirdre Kaye's full Sound Advice here.