For legions of fans, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional has been a pied piper of sorts, followed for his deeply lyrical and musical connection and celebrated by the masses for his ease to articulate and connect. Molding acoustics stripped bare with impassioned and wordplay, Dashboard Confessional infused the early 2000s and on with a string of anthems that drew fans to the millions, selling out stadiums and racking up gold and platinum album sales. “One is reminded of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, only stripped down to the bare essentials,” said PopMatters about their debut The Swiss Army Romance, setting the tone for his legacy as both songwriter and performer, with press like Alternative Press, Guitar World Acoustic, and MTV amongst many others sharing their accolades.
With albums such as their breakthrough The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most that included their trademark single “Screaming Infidelities”, A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar which gave them their first Top Ten Modern Rock single “Hands Down” and inclusion on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack yielding the #2 spot for “Vindicated”, Dashboard Confessional’s ability to “move arenas with the intensity of his emotion” (as SPIN accurately described) is unrivaled and unsurpassed.
"I didn't know there was a perfect acoustic guitar until I bought my first Martin."