MAYFLY – studio recording from “For A While”
(this is a “best of” Dolly Varden youtube playlist, too.
Hit “play all” to hear / see a whole bunch of our songs

Here’s our entire show from March 23rd at Fitzgerald’s archived online. (Most of the opening song, “Saskatchewan To Chicago,” is cut off, unfortunately, but the rest is there)

Mini- documentary, “the making of For A While,” by Mark Hubert,
including interviews and live footage

Brand new video for the title track of Dolly Varden’s new album, “For A While.”
Time lapse footage of a full day of recording at Kingsize in Chicago.

FOR A WHILE live on WBEZ-FM, Chicago

“Balcony” from the album The Dumbest Magnets, with still images by Sarah Gross and Jason Boton

“Forgiven Now” live at SPACE, Chicago, April, 2011
(with Alton Smith joining us on keyboard)

more from that show here

“The Wheels Have Left The Road”
live at a house concert in Chicago, 2007

“The Dumbest Magnets” live in Tingewick, England, Feb 2011
(Dawson / Christiansen duo)

The Better It Gets
from the “mouthful of lies” reissue concert at Schubas
Watch Diane work the cowbell starting at 2:40

“Simple Pleasure” live at the Double Door,
Chicago, 1999!

“The Thing You Love Is Killing You”, live in Newport, Wales,
Feb 2011 (Dawson / Christiansen duo)

The “wig” video… the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, 2002
The release party concert for Forgiven Now. A cover of “You Sexy Thing”.
Yes, we still have the wig. No, this won’t happen again.

cover of Big Star’s “Thirteen”

“California Zephyr” live at Double Door,
Chicago, 1999!