Journeyman musician Dore Coller has spent his days devoted to playing music. Since the age of 12 Dore has played publicly in myriad musical situations, performing at one time or another with Howard Alden, Darol Anger, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Jeffrey Cain, Larry Campbell, Lacy J Dalton, Matt Eakle, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Jerry Garcia, The David Grisman Quintet, Dan Hicks, David La Flamme (It’s a Beautiful Day), Old and In the Way, Snooky Flowers, The Hot Club of San Francisco, Maria Muldaur, Jeff Narell, David Nelson, Petty Booka, Van Morrison, Pablo Cruise, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship, The Rowan Brothers, Pete Seeger, The Waybacks, Bob Weir, The Youngbloods and many more.
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.
Many of his most recent efforts have been concerned with local issues. His song ‘The Way It’s Supposd to Be’ about the restoration of the west peak of Mt Tamalpais was written for a video produced by Dore and renowned filmaker Gary Yost. They also produced a video for ‘The Old Railroad Grade’ which is being used in an exhibit at the visitor center in Mt Tamalpais State park. Also of local note one of Dore's songs ‘Silent Spring’ won the Platinum Award in the Marin Earth Day 40th Anniversary Green Song Contest.
Dore is currently performing with several groups in several different genres, with special attention to customizing his set lists to each special event.
With his two most recent CDs ‘Life’s A Beach’ and ‘Bermudagrass ‘ he brings all these influences together. Here are some comments about his recorded work:
“This skilled singer-songwriter is also an in-demand guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. His music is reflective of the crisp, clean playing that makes this CD an example of some very fine Marin musicianship..The epitome of the professional working musician, “
Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal
“It's one of those very rare albums where EVERY song is outstanding! I am really enjoying it.”
Fritz Horisk, Air Personality & Producer at WSIG Radio, Staunton VA
“I'm thrilled for you! CD is a lot of fun.”
David Gans, Dead to the World, KPFA
“I especially appreciated the stylistic progression of the music over the course of the album. While you explore a lot of genres, they always feel cohesive.”
Matt Jaffe- singer/songwriter and recording artist