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Dana Fuchs

Tue, Mar 15 -
Wed, Mar 16, 2016




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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Alley welcomes rock infused blues singer Dana Fuchs touring in support of her new release Broken Down, which will be sold exclusively at venues on this tour. Band members are Dana Fuchs (vocals/acoustic guitar), Jon Diamond (electric guitar), Jack Daley (bass), Craig Dreyer (organ, piano, saxophone) and Piero Perelli (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30p. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n'roll doesn’t get any better.” – Stereophile Magazine

All Dana Fuchs has to do is sing. All it takes is one note from those celebrated lips and clocks stop, crowds snap to attention, hearts beat like bass drums and neck-hair tingles. It’s often been said that the Florida-born front-woman could sing the phone directory and still hold her listeners spellbound. Touring in support of her new release Broken Down, Dana will bringing advanced copies of the disc to tour venues exclusively. Broken Down is a compilation of stripped down versions of previously released and unreleased Dana Fuchs songs, including brand new material created by Dana’s exploration of different song-writing partners, plus a passionate cover version of Bobby Bland’s “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City.”

Released in July 2013 on Ruf Records, Bliss Avenue is the most honest and unflinching studio album in Dana’s back catalogue. Co-written with her long-time wingman and guitarist, Jon Diamond, these songs weren’t simply tracked in box-ticking fashion, but wrenched from the depths and laid down to tape without gloss or polish. “If there’s one line that sounds thrown away or dialed in, it has to be redone,” says Dana. “Every word needs to express the emotion of the song or no one will get it and it leaves me cold.” The resulting album is a window into the singer’s worldview, drawing on everything from the tragic loss of her beloved brother to the loneliness of life on the road. “I’m excited for people, especially those fans who have stuck so close with me, to hear Bliss Avenue,” says Dana, “because I really purged my soul in a starker, more naked way, both lyrically and musically. “I got so emotional, to the point of tears,” she admits, “singing several of these tunes that are so close to home, like So Hard to Move, Bliss Avenue, Long, Long Game and Vagabond Wind. I want this album to reach people in a way that’s meant to be inclusive. Not like, ‘Here’s my world and my story,’ but rather, ‘Here’s my story, can you relate…?”

Fuchs also recently released a live concert album, entitled Songs From The Road (2014). Captured live in March 2014 at New York’s Highline Ballroom for a sold out crowd, this stunning album features 17 songs from her last two studio CDs never before recorded live, including, “Bliss Avenue,” “Rodents In The Attic,” “Nothing On My Mind,” “Set It On Fire,” as well as, iconic versions of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” and The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down!”

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