Dana Wylie

Fringe 2015!


My impeccably skilled partner in musical mischief, Kirsten Elliott, and I have just opened a brand new show at the 34th annual Edmonton International Fringe Festival. It's called The Second Line: Two Ladies and the Old-School Blues, and it features loads of blues and gospel classics, a few originals, and one or two obscure gems that you probably haven't heard before. We also tell stories. Our own stories and those of other female musicians who deserve a stronger legacy than history has handed them. I'm really proud of what we've put together, and two shows in, I am happy to report that our audiences have been lovely, warm, and responsive.

The early press has been positive too. Vue Weekly gave us five stars, saying "“their songs are moving and their musical mastery is impressive, but even more striking is the poetry of their monologues.” Lisa Martin (a fantastic local writer) said in her blog, Writer in Residence: “This was a fabulous little fringe show. The kind of thing fringe exists to make space for.”

Do join us if you can. We're playing in the l'unitheatre space at La Cite Francophone (8627 – 91 st), and our show dates/times are as follows:

Sunday Aug 16th - 6pm
Monday Aug 17th - 7:30pm
Tuesday Aug 18th - 3:30pm
Wednesday Aug 19th - 9:30pm
Thursday Aug 20th - 3:45pm
Saturday Aug 22nd - 9:30pm