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.