Madison-based folk artist Dana Perry has been making music passionately for over 25 years, with over 13 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 our own Journey.
Dana was named the 2019 Acoustic Guitarist of the Year at the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, and her original songs have won for Alternative Song of the year (2018) as well as Unique Song (2018, 2019). Often sought after for her moving live performances, she has been featured at many a songwriter showcase in the area since 2013. 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. She shares songs of life’s Journey, its trials and triumphs, with a deep self-inquiry, and an invitation for self-evolution.
She has self-released 4 solo 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, private guitar and voice lessons, and is a guitar instructor/band coach for Girls Rock Camp Madison.