Madison-based folk artist Dana Perry has been making music passionately for over 25 years, with over 12 years of focus on playing guitar and songwriting. A unique and semi-percussive guitar style, combined with poignant lyrics and powerhouse vocals; her music resonates with anyone who recognizes that we are all on a Journey.
Dana has been nominated for multiple Madison Area Music Association awards, including Guitarist of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. She has released 2 full-length DIY albums (Here Try This in 2009, The Shit in My Pockets in 2012). Her 3rd album “Me and Lady G” was released in 2016 and recorded by Beth Kille at Studio Gusto Gold, and her latest album “Reclamation” was just released in 2018. In addition to being featured at many a songwriter showcase around the region over the last 5 years, Dana’s original songs have rang out through 2 MAMA Award winning bands, SHESHE (MAMA’s Unique Performer of the Year, 2015), and Imaginary Watermelon (winner of 5 MAMA Awards ’17-’18, including Rock Performer of the Year). Dana has taught songwriting and acoustic guitar workshops, currently teaches private guitar and voice, and is a guitar instructor and band coach for Madison Girls Rock Camp.