He is also known for his contributions as the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire.In 2005, he debuted his first full-length album, Sometimes, which achieved Platinum certification in 2006.Dallas Michael John Albert Green (born September 29, 1980) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who records under the alias City and Colour.He plays melodic acoustic and folk music and is often accompanied by a rotating number of Canadian indie rock musicians, such as Spencer Burton.He made the move from rawhide to pigskin in 2003 and covered the Eagles for seven years before returning to his roots as the Inquirer's baseball columnist in 2010.He became a general sports columnist in 2013 and loves covering a variety of sports and events.Regarding the songs released on his first album, Sometimes, Green said that he had been writing material for it as early as when he was 16 years old, and finished writing songs for it in 2005.
He also served as the National League columnist for ESPN.
Details of his passing were not immediately available, but Mr.
Green, a resident of West Grove, had been suffering from kidney disease and had been in declining health for several months.
Green has stated that he had gone without a name at first; his mother was considering naming him Graham-Todd Green, but his father had bet on the Phillies during the 1980 World Series that October and, after the team won, his parents decided on the name Dallas after the Phillies' manager.
Green started playing piano at the age of 8 and writing music since he was around the age of 14.
City and Colour began performing in small intimate venues while Alexisonfire disappeared for some time.