The Dallet Band is quintessential Americana, an unvarnished musical expression of hope, heartache, failure, and love. It is roots, rock, folk and blues. It is imperfect music for imperfect people performed in the dark and dusty cathedral of the American dream. It is more than the sum of its parts.
The band’s beating heart is Jeffrey Dallet, a talented songwriter with a shifty grin and a wicked sense of humor. Don’t let his scruffy underdog looks fool you, he is a formidable talent as a lyricist, composer and performer. In his formative years he immersed himself in the works of American masters like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Waits, but has since developed his own unique voice as a songwriter.
Jeff is extremely passionate about people, places, their stories and the human condition in all its forms. This comes out through lyrics that are at once poetic, insightful, harrowing and humorous.
Surrounding Jeff are three crafty musical veterans: Brian Bodley on drums and percussion, Scott Holland on lead guitar and JonVon Colorado on bass and keys. Together they make a band that Donald Duck Dunn would say is “powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.”
Seeing the Dallet Band is always a treat, and we encourage you to come join our story if you get the chance. You’ll be glad you did. We’ll put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.
Electric Judas EP
In 2020 the pandemic severely limited live music performances. The silver lining to that cloud is that it was a very productive year in the studio for the Dallet Band. The Electric Judas EP is the first release from those 2020 recordings.
The title “Electric Judas” is a reference to the famous Bob Dylan concert where the audience was angry with him for playing the electric guitar and shouting “Judas” at him. The album’s featured all-acoustic track “Song to Bobby” is a tribute song to Bob Dylan written by Jeff about Dylan’s transition from acoustic to electric.
Much like Dylan’s evolution, the Electric Judas EP grows from folky acoustic to hard rock, blues and back again. It is just a taste of the varied musical styles the Dallet Band explores.
Mile High Lament
Mile High Lament is a single released in 2019 that represents a watershed moment in the evolution of the Dallet Band. It is a catchy high-energy track of biting social commentary that perfectly defines the Dallet Band’s brand of progressive folk and roll.
As the Dallet Band is formed of mostly Colorado Natives and Semi-Natives, the band members all remember a less hectic and crowded time in the history of the Mile High City. We have seen the state change from a mountain man’s haven of affordable housing, skiing and mostly gridlock-free streets, to a millennial clusterfuck of epic proportions. The song is about the loss of the city and culture we grew up in to the forces of corporate greed and profiteering. We have watched Colorado’s state bird change from the lark bunting to the iron crane before our eyes, and sometimes we yearn for simpler and less crowded times.
Abnormal Oddities EP
With the 2018 release of the Abnormal Oddities EP, Jeffrey Dallet combines several classic genres to breed a sound all his own. Representing a collection of multiple recording sessions and musicians from the span of several years, Abnormal Oddities is a diverse effort which announces the arrival of an artist to be reckoned with.
Laced with addicting progressions, an edgy but soulful vocal approach, and plenty of country undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative folk anthems.
The first single, “Dead and Lonely”, pulls you in with its infectious guitar work, followed by its bopping rhythm and huge swinging chorus. Most important is the songs ability to build and breathe as it plays on.