Christopher Dallman | Race the Light

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Race the Light

by Christopher Dallman

'transcendent' folk-pop that announces a bold new voice on the musical horizon.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Motel Room
3:01 $0.99
2. This Is Calm
3:24 $0.99
3. Mistake
2:47 $0.99
4. Green Camaro
2:48 $0.99
5. The 7th of September
3:20 $0.99
6. Nighttime in the City
3:38 $0.99
7. Brand New Lover
4:13 $0.99
8. Over My Head
4:02 $0.99
9. Hollow High
3:40 $0.99
10. Driving to You
4:18 $0.99
11. Dragonfly
3:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
"A Soulful debut!" -- TimeOut Chicago

"One man heading this way from the Milwaukee, USA courtesy of Unearthed Productions is 26-year-old singer -songwriter Christopher Dallman. 'Mistake' has the benefit of some snappy band playing in a stop-start style and fine harmonies in a hard-driving tuneful song. 'This Is Calm' is appropriately more relaxed, with a touch of sixties introspective folk-rock about it, violin and all, and a convincingly passionate vocal delivery from Dallman. 'Over My Head' is a deliciously laid-back reflection on lethargy and fear. Dallman is a fine tunesmith and his guitar-playing pulls no punches either. His distinct vocal style has touches of the lightness of a James Taylor or a David Gray. He is an assured performer who should find a ready audience for his intelligent and lyrical output around Europe."
-Jackie Hayden, Hotpress Magazine, Ireland

"Christopher Dallman is a charismatic and talented fellow who's music I found completely enthralling. Now I realize that most of you associate me with the world of electronica, and wouldn't expect me to be showering such a performance with praise. Well, if you think this sort of stuff isn't my bag, you'd be wrong. I've always had a soft spot for the simple pleasures of a well written song driven by a great voice and guitar - and to be honest, the man almost moved me to tears at one point. Yes my friends - I thought he was that good!"
-DJ Greg Haus

"Christopher Dallman's debut CD is an entertainingly literary pilgrimage into the inner sanctum of the songwriter's psyche. If good songwriting confronts listeners with truth about themselves, their emotions, and their world from a fresh point of view, then the songs on Race The Light represent songwriting at its best."
-Ken Mowery,

"Folkster Christopher Dallman sings with the conviction of an inmate given one last appeal in the form of a song. His percussive, flattop rhythms and soul-bearing lyrics would make Ani DiFranco proud."

"Inspired showmanship... hard-driving songs..."

"Lyrics of deep introspection enveloped in a passionate acoustic melody are leading Christopher Dallman to the forefront of a new generation of songwriters."
-Robbie Krevolin,

"Some damn good songs!"

The 2004 release of 'Race the Light' introduces a distinct new voice to the landscape of popular music. Meet singer / songwriter Christopher Dallman, one the best kept secrets of the NYC and LA club scenes.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dallman attended a coat-and-tie private school in the 'burbs, where he was alternately the shy guy sleeping in the back of the classroom and the star of the school play.

At 16, Christopher tiptoed onto Milwaukee's acoustic scene refining his broken-hearted rants at smoky coffee-house open mics before settling into a regular friday night at the trendy Sunset Boulevard. Without amplification, he sang his melodic angst-folk to a frequently packed room.

With 'Race the Light,' the debut album out now on Treasure Records, 26 year old Christopher Dallman rounds out the angst of his youth with a fuller emotional pallette and makes good on the promise of years spent living, writing, and performing in New York City, where he frequented such esteemed venues as the Living Room, The Bitter End, and Makor.

With distinctly literate lyrics and a voice that is unmistakable, Dallman brings his live audience on a journey that has been exquisitely captured and sonically elevated on the 11 songs that comprise 'Race the Light.'

Christopher Dallman is currently based in Los Angeles and has shared the stage with such notable acts as Amos Lee, Jonathan Rice, Tara Angell, Casey Stratton, Julia Darling, and Rachael Sage.




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Howard Stump

Race The Light is a beautiful collection of music. Dallman's amazing voice moves from light and haunting to rich and full, adding another layer of instrumentation to the lush and heartfelt poetry. The only thing I don't like about Mr Dallman is he keeps me waiting for another collection. But he makes up for it by letting me listen to this CD time and time again.


Christopher Dallman is a true talent. RACE THE LIGHT is all I listen to since I got the CD. I love everything about it. just fantastic. Keep em commin..

carolyn hudson

i can't get this CD off my stereo...
i too am an artist on CDBaby. so my expectations about musicianship and songwriting are high. christopher, i cannot believe you haven't been picked up by a major yet. your songs are smart, gorgeous, and real. when are you playing nyc again? would love to see you...i'm at joe's pub in january double bill sometime?? breathe & believe, carolyn


EXCELLENT music...heartfelt and passionate!
I heard some of these tracks on myspace and fell in love with them. They are all original pieces, written by Christopher Dallman himself. The music is wonderful, and highly recommended!

Jason Kalakaua Woodward

A spctacular, thrilling, chilling joyride for the soul.
RACE THE LIGHT is a spectacular thrilling chilling ride for the soul. The best of my emotions are provoked in so many ways. It has become my most prized CD.

Russell Phillips

More people should know about this guy.
This cd has to be one of my top three favorite cds right now. Since the moment I got it a week ago, nothing else has been in my cd player. The way his voice goes from being elegantly gentle to passionately audible is amazing. I will definately be looking for future cds. Thanks!

Felton Greene

Awesome CD
Heard Christopher Dallman on myspace, so i came and found him at cd baby. I love it. Haven't taken it out of my cd player yet.


I listen to this CD over and over again.
I listen to this CD over and over again! The songs are awesome, and Christopher has a beautiful and very unique voice.


Such great music,
Such great music, and so good looking too... dare I say it? Yummy even. :)

I haven't taken the cd out since I got it. It been playing all day, every day. I finally turned it down so that it's barely audible to even me. It's day 14 (or something) of it playing 7 hours a day. I don't want my co-workers to kill me.

Gina Fielding

This is the freshest thing I have heard all year! Great songs, great singing, great stories!
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