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Dandeline is Sheila Schat and Dan Olmsted performing a variety of songs with acoustic instruments and sweet vocal harmonies. Together they fashion an engaging blend of original and traditional songs, combining elements from Americana to country to blues and hot-club jazz and klezmer music, played with guitar, violin, cello, and lots of harmony singing.

Sheila and Dan are musical veterans of local and Bay Area acts that include Tiny, Loretta Lynch, Liar, The New EZ Devils, The Violets, Carmaig de Forest and Mushroom. Dandeline has shared the bill with acts including Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Camper Van Chadbourne, Penelope Houston and many more.


Sheila Schat

Voice, Violin, Cello
History: Tiny, Liar, New EZ Devils,
The Violets

Dan Olmsted

Voice, Guitar
History: Evil Triplets, Solder of Fortune Cookie, Tiny, Carmaig de Forest Band, Mushroom, New EZ Devils, The Violets
Bay Guardian coverage in "8 Days A Week" (bottom of page)

We've rescued these photos from the archives (by jon r. luini):

together on-stage (from above)

pre-show set-list making...

together on-stage