"We're All Just Babies in Our Mama's Eyes"
"In Love With the Living and the Dead"
"It's Peaceful Here"
He should be a name everyone knows by now. Instead, troubadour David Dondero returned to NPR having slept the night before in his car. Dondero travels from club to club, singing his well-crafted songs — songs that have his signature lyrics at their core. His lyrics can make you smile with their wit and hurt with their bite, all at the same time.
Dondero's name pops up in interviews I've had with other songwriters: I specifically remember his name coming up in conversation with Conor Oberst and The Be Good Tanyas.
There are four songs in this Tiny Desk Concert — listen to them all. Then tell anyone in love with true wordsmiths. Maybe we can get this guy out of the car, and at least into a Motel 6.