Chip Dolan

Singer Songwriter, Musician

I grew up in Northern New Jersey, playing keyboards for the "Blue Emerald Band" until I hitchhiked to Austin, TX in September of 1982, joining a southern rock band "Crystal Image" and "Hotcakes", a party-dance band.  By 1991, I had sold my soul to the piano bar Gods, then in 1994 I joined Tish Hinojosa for her Destiny's Gate tour where I met Marvin Dykhuis and immediately began stealing his licks... a habit I continue to this day.

Over the next 20 years I"ve been a sideman with Austin based songwriters.. including but not limited to: Bruce and Charlie Robison, Kelly Willis, Radney Foster, Jimmy Lafave, Shelley King, Slaid Cleaves, Sara HIckman....well.you get the gist.

A brief stint with Raul Malo and the Mavericks got me started on the path to Grouchy Like Riley with Marvin and Danny Britt. In 2006 I put out "Right Now" my solo recording. 

I'm currently touring with Sam Baker, Ronny Cox, and Geg Trooper and always with The Grouchy Guys...working on my attitude.