Mike  Dubose and The Dissidents


Bass Guitar.


"Mike Dubose is an amazing singer-songwriter, accompanied by extraordinary musicians"- Steve Earle
"Mike Dubose is a fierce performer and a fearless man"- James McMurtry
"Mike Dubose has the heart of a writer--his politically active and hearftelt expression sometimes invokes a Neil Young and Crazy Horse mood."- Loris Lowe, KLBJ-KGSR, Austin TX
"Mike Dubose and the Dissidents set up quite a sonic squall."- Gurf Morlix
The critics can’t get enough of Mike Dubose and The Dissidents. James McMurty calls Dubose a “fierce performer and fearless man.” Loris Lowe has compared the group’s work to Neil Young and Crazy Horse and with good reason.
Mike Dubose and the Dissidents were formed in Austin, Texas in 2006. Currently, The Dissidents are comprised of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Dubose and drummer Jimmy James Klein. Guitarist Larry Graves and bassist/vocalist Diana Bruschke left recently due to personal reasons.

Mike Dubose was born in Liberty, Texas. He moved to Austin at age 6 and started playing guitar at age 13. His influences during his teens ranged from Guns N Roses, The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Metallica and Nirvana to Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt. He formed Missing Ingredient in 1996. The band opened up for such acts as Son Volt, Elliott Smith, Wilco and Yo La Tengo. Missing Ingredient released the CD "Consolation Prize" in 1999. It garnered positive reviews, decent radio play and sales.

Missing Ingredient dissolved in 2000 and Mike went on to do solo performances and recording. He’s shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, James McMurtry and Tish Hinojosa.

Jimmy James Klein was born in Nashua, New Hampshire and moved to Texas in 2002 from Hamburg, Germany. He has played professionally in numerous bands and cultural percussion and dance troupes. Jimmy started playing the kit at age 10 and shifted his focus to hand percussion and dance in 1996, when he studied and performed primarily in Boston, MA and Guinea, West Africa. Upon moving to Austin, Jimmy got back behind the kit and continues to enjoy performing whether dancing, hand drumming, or backing up a band on his drum set. Recently he has performed live with Molly Venter and Tribal Moon.

Mike Dubose and the Dissidents first CD “Fort Benning Blues” will be released on Rogue Sate Records in 2009 with a national tour to follow.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 19 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
41 years


Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Son Volt, Willie Nelson, Sugar, Wilco, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Woodie Guthrie, Nick Drake, John Fogerty, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty, John Lennon, 16 Horsepower, Mark Lanegan, Uncle Tupelo, Paul Westerberg, Hank Williams Sr., Jr. and III, James McMurtry, Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell, The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, The Afghan Whigs, Metallica, The Screaming Trees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Husker Du, The Replacements, Guns N' Roses, Elliott Smith, Bob Mould, Neil Young

Members Of Band

Mike Dubose- Lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar

The Dissidents:
Lance Miller- Lead and rhythm guitar, vocals

Jimmy James Klein- Drums and percussion


Mike Dubose:
2008 Gibson Les Paul Standard
1989 Fender American Standard Telecaster
1985 ESP Telecaster
1964 Gibson Country and Western acoustic
BBE Green Screamer Overdrive pedal
Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
1967 Fender Pro Reverb amplifier

Lance Miller: (Incomplete, will be updated soon)
Charvel Stratocaster
Guild Bluesbird
Ampeg solid-state amplifier
Roland Jazz Chorus 90 amplifier

Jimmy James Klein:
Sonor 6-piece kit
Zildian cymbals
DW hardware



Past Events

Mike Dubose and The Dissidents are performing at Houston's legendary Fitzgerald's on Saturday, August 28. The show is all ages and cover is $10. Doors open at 8:00 PM
Mike Dubose and The Dissidents play from 10-10:45
General Bye Bye plays from 9-9:45
The Horse and Beggar plays from 11-11:45
God And The Devil plays at midnight

Come out and see us! We promise you a smoking show!!!

2706 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX