Dana Fuchs

8:30pm Saturday on the Bandshell Stage

Dana has always been a singer, and has portrayed singers in theatrical productions. She played Janis Joplin in the off Broadway musical tribute to Janis Joplin titled “Love, Janis”, which closed at the Village Theater on January 5, 2003.

She made her motion picture mark ten years ago as Sadie, a powerful blues singer in “Across the Universe”, Julie Taymore’s wonderfully innovative movie set in the 1960’s, featuring over 30 Beatles songs. Dana sang “Helter Skelter”, “Oh Darling”, and “Don’t Let Me Down”.

Dana released her debut album in 2003, “Lonely For a Lifetime”, on Antler King Records. 2008 brought “Live in NYC”, on Antler King Records, followed by “Love to Beg”, in 2011 on Ruf Records. Soon after was “Bliss Avenue”, in 2013 on Ruf Records, which was followed by “Songs From the Road”, in 2014 on Ruf Records, and her last release, “Broken Down: acoustic sessions”, on Antler King Records in 2015.

Photograph courtesy Mississippi Valley Blues Society