A Pre-existing Condition is the ninth album from acclaimed American singer/songwriter David Dondero. The album breaks new ground for Dondero in regard to the exclusive use of acoustic instrumentation and extensive use of vocal harmony.
But it doesn’t stop there in its break from routine. The songs are a big shift from #Zero with a Bullet. Dondero covers a wide gambit of original compositions with his own unique interpretations of songs by artists such as Little Feat, Elizabeth Cotten, Charlie Pride, Neil Young, Woody Guthrie, Doug Sahm, Jawbreaker, Bob Dylan and Jimmie Rodgers.
It’s a great listen with some guts and humour! Dondero fans will not be disappointed!
The album was recorded just outside Athens, GA with notable local players accompanying Dondero on dobro, banjo, mandolin and upright bass.
David Dondero – vocals, guitar
Russ Hallauer – mandolin
Rob Keller – upright bass, backing vocals
Clay Leverett – backing vocals
Ken Will Morton – harmonica
William Tonks – dobro, guitar