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The Book Of Vanities

Ten Songs of self and Ego


The Dauphin of Mississippi

“Dauphin, Jason Burge. Great, Great songwriter. Quite an ability to draw listeners in with narratives in the songwriting. Beautiful, absolutely Gorgeous.”

Grady Kirkpatrick, Wyoming Public Radio

“Jason Burge’s voice in a small space astounded me. His being is an Instrument.”

Cindy Bloomquist -The Yard, Saratoga

“Powered with a booming voice and an unmistakable authenticity in his musical aim, Burge almost effortlessly marries the sound of Mississippi with the expansive West in his songwriting. The final result is enough to get you to lower your beer to the table and take in the moment.”

Mike Morris—Fridays in the Asher




Praise for ye ole Book of Vanities:

“One of those relaxed country voices that needs to be heard...a fine songwriter....melodic foot-tapping country music delight....quality ballads...Buy this Album. 4.5/5” —Paul Riley, Country Music People magazine

”Brilliant Classic Country” — Dave Watkins, The Country Mile

”With a wink and a nod to his Twain influence and Huck Finn character namesake, the Dauphin of Mississippi delivers storytelling in song with both powerful and subtle lyrics. Tight instrumentation provides the frame in a distinct western vibe occasionally venturing south.” Grady Kirkpatrick, WPR

Book of Vanities personnel:

Jason Burge - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jordan Perlson - Drums / Percussion
Josh Gray - Bass / Electric Guitar
Tony Wray - Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Seth Taylor - Mandolin
Eric Loomis - Keys / Electric Guitar
Smith Curry - Pedal Steel / Lap Steel
Ray Mitchell - BGV / Electric Guitar / Acoustic Guitar
Reed Hess - Piano
Dan Tyminski - Fiddle

Recorded and Mixed by Eric Loomis
Produced by Josh Gray
Ivy Hall Studio

Mastered by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios.


Prodigal Songs for the End of Days (2017)

We’ve all heard of Southern Gothic. In Dauphin, Jason Burge keeps the South in his voice and brings the Gothic out West, where he teams up with Northerner Ray Mitchell for gruff songs with sweet harmonies and singing guitar leads.” Micah Schweizer, Wyoming Public Radio




The Dauphin of Mississippi

Made out of Mississippi mud, shaped a long while by that Wyoming wind, and currently hiding out in the maritime clime of Wellington, N.Z., the D.o.M’s first album, 2017’s Prodigal Songs for the End of Days (with guitar gunslinger R.M. Mitchell IV), landed at #6 on the Wyoming Public Radio end of year listeners list, and earned Wyoming CMA finalist nods for Album, Songwriter, and Americana group of the year. In 2019 he returns with The Book of Vanities on the Ivy Hall Studio label out of Nashville, TN. Produced by Josh Gray (The Graysmiths) and engineered and mixed by Eric Loomis (Tyminski).




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