06.29.15New band!

Check out my calendar to find dates for my latest project! The band is called The Minor Swing Band and features two guitars and upright bass playing the swing music of the 30's and 40's. Fun stuff!

05.20.15Low Key goes live!

Hey folks! My newest group Low Key is now out and about the area so make sure to check us out. Dates are on my calendar!

08.13.14New recording on the way!

I've just finished up a few tracks with my new friend Crystal Bright and am looking forward to performing live with her over the next several months. The dates can all be found on my calendar so I hope to see you there!

07.28.14Former Astanza Project members form new group

The Astanza Project was disbanded due to several members leaving the state due to a corporate buyout. The remaining members of the band have reformed a similar group and are out reviving the Latin fusion sounds that Astanza left behind. Check out my calendar page for dates!

11.18.12Astanza Project on UNCT-TV

See the interview on Astanza Project and one of our favorite venues Rioja.

05.11.10Swing Triade on WFDD

An interview by the president of the UAC on WFDD public radio (88.5). The music featured on the interview was a live show by Swing Triade (Kevin, Wayne and Chip) at the UAC annual meeting and showcase concert.

01.25.10Concierto de Los Angeles - Shingo Fuji

Thursday 1/28/10 I'll be playing in the orchestra with one of my favorite guitarists Bill Kanengiser. He's the soloist on the piece and the orchestra is made up of guitarists from the Piedmont/Triad area. I've worked up the piece with one of my students Chris Staton and we look forward to Thursday and having the chance to perform with Bill. The event is at Dana Auditorium on the campus of Guilford College at 8pm.

03.22.09Carolina String Duo (Kevin Dollar and Carey Harwood) appearing at Middle Tennessee Guitar Festival

See the Duo perform their set with many other performers at this week long festival. Classical, banjo, gypsy, and bluegrass...the variety show of the cooncert stage!


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10.18.08Carolina String Duo Records

The recently formed Carolina String Duo presents several tracks of gypsy and classical guitar music. See the "Listen" page to hear tracks from the forthcoming release.

02.11.08Douglas Niedt returns to Elon

Douglas Niedt will be returning to the Elon campus as a visiting artist for the entire week of Feb. 11th. He will be visiting several local arts-oriented schools and giving a masterclass on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. He is also scheduled to return in April for a performance and masterclass as well.

01.25.08Gypsy Jazz Workshop

Kevin Dollar has been asked to lead a workshop at the Music Academy of NC in gypsy jazz rhythm playing. Dates are TBA.

11.06.07KevinDollar.com launch

It's finally online! Watch for sounds, photos, news and more...

09.09.07"On Our Own" at Charlotte Film Festival

"On Our Own" was selected to air at the 2007 Charlotte film festival. The film features a score written by Kevin Dollar who also performs all of the guitar parts, with percussion by Scot Aitcheson. The music was recorded at Elon University. The score was created to depict Marion's early life in East Germany and her current life here in America and features both classical and folk elements. Samples can be found in the "Listen" section of this website.

07.10.06Alamance Christmas Cheer CD

Bryan Baker of Elon University turns his idea into reality as the Christmas Cheer CD is released to the public. The CD features many artists from Alamance County, NC and all proceeds go to Christmas Cheer of Alamance County (see below). Featured on the CD: Kevin Dollar and Chip Newton performing the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies. See the "Listen" section to hear the track.

Christmas Cheer of Alamance County. This local organization provides gifts for underprivileged children that otherwise would have nothing on Christmas morning. Christmas Cheer also provides food and means for warmth for needy families of all faiths during the cold winter months. Last year, 2109 children, 978 families, and 181 elderly Alamance County residents were served.