Madison-based evo-folk artist Dana Perry has been making music passionately for 30 years, with over 15 years of focus on playing guitar and songwriting. A thumping guitar style, combined with poignant lyrics and powerhouse vocals; her music resonates with anyone who recognizes that we are all on our own Journey.

Dana is a 10-time winner at the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, including Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2019) and Folk/Americana Performer of the Year (2020). Often sought after for her moving live performances, she has been featured at many a songwriter showcase since 2013. Perry gives a vulnerable-yet-fierce delivery of original songs that focus on the Divine nature of music and the internal journey of being human.

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Madison-based evo-folk artist Dana Perry has been making music passionately for 30 years, with over 15 years of focus on playing guitar and songwriting. A thumping guitar style, combined with poignant lyrics and powerhouse vocals; her music resonates with anyone who recognizes that we are all on our own Journey.

Dana is a 10-time winner at the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, including Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2019) and Folk/Americana Performer of the Year (2020). Often sought after for her moving live performances, she has been featured at many a songwriter showcase since 2013. Perry gives a vulnerable-yet-fierce delivery of original songs that focus on the Divine nature of music and the internal journey of being human. Whether playing with a group or just her guitar, on a festival stage or in the corner of a coffee shop; there's a passion for musical storytelling that can captivate a room. Dana shares gritty songs of trials and triumphs - with a deep self-inquiry, and an invitation for self-evolution.

Most notably practiced through her craft, Perry has a steadfast way of pursuing personal growth. "Her music gives us an understanding of the depths one must go to find that missing link, teaches lessons of being in the moment of each footstep along the path, knowing that every pebble or pandemic in the way will be met with a united front" said one dedicated listener. "...As you continue that level of deep listening, it paints profound reflections of thoughts and feelings you didn't know you had...and the song becomes about you and your journey..." - Deb Guisleman, 2020 MAMA Award winner, Local Music Fan of the Year.

She has self-released 6 albums - 3 of them she recorded herself under Folk U Productions, a DIY mobile studio she runs with her partner. When she's not on the road, Dana teaches songwriting and guitar workshops, is a guitar instructor/band coach for Girls Rock Camp Madison, and music coordinator at Cargo Coffee East.

  • Member Since: 2016

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TBurns
over 30 days ago to Dana Perry

Great voice! Great delivery!

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Dana Perry
over 30 days ago

thanks for Listening!



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J Nelson K
over 30 days ago to Dana Perry

Dana, Love The Raw & Bare Bones Mix Of "Catatonic" ... Great Song Soulfully Delivered ... Best Wishes For Wherever Life & The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K

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Dana Perry
over 30 days ago

Many thanks, kind stranger!

Dana Perry
over 30 days ago

Thank you! :)



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