A singer's singer, a songwriter's songwriter, and an instrumentalist's instrumentalist.”

— Grant Stovel, CKUA Radio

Stardust Folk

Welcome to the online home of singer, songwriter, musician, writer, mother, lover and pal Dana Wylie. Here's a promise: Dana's crystal clear voice will cut straight through to your heart, and just to make it a fair deal, her songs will give you a direct route into hers. This is music that won't bullshit you, but it will move you.

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July, 2018

Summer Shows in Alberta

It's a busy summer of festival shows, house shows, and a few other things, all over Alberta. Hope to see lots of you out and about. I'm having a baby at the end of September, so after the summer tapers off that'll be it for me! At least for a while... The 2019 calendar is filling up with some exciting shows (including Women of Folkways, with Maria Dunn and Kaia Kater – always my favourite), a Home Routes tour in BC, the debut of a new show I'm developing featuring the songs of legendary French singer Edith Piaf, work on a new album, and a trip to the UK. But let me not get ahead of myself. Hope to see you sometime this summer!

 

October, 2017

The New Album is Out!
After a ring-dinger of an Edmonton release show on October 6th, The Earth That You're Made Of  hit #6 on the Earshot national folk/roots/blues chart, and #3 on the CKUA chart.

Here's a sample of the praise it's received so far:

"Crystal clear voice, skilfully constructed songs and formidable piano, guitar, and arrangement chops…it's the songs that make this album a winner." – Penguin Eggs Magazine 

"Her voice has an arresting purity that slides between strength and vulnerability…she plays acoustic and electric guitars, piano and keyboards and even penned horn or string arrangements for half the tracks on her latest album…even with all those extras Wylie’s voice and songwriting remain the highlight of the set." – Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal 

"Subtle and lulling, her voice is the sound you’d hear in a forest haunted by benevolent ghosts." – Michael Dunn, BeatRoute Magazine

“…one of the finest contemporary roots recordings to have ever been produced in Alberta, period.” – Peter North, Artistic Director, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival 

"I think that Wylie is a rare contemporary musician who has refreshed and strengthened this good old genre…while staying true to its essence. It’s stardust folk." Hande Eagle, UK-based arts writer and translator


 

Upcoming Shows

Jul18

Sass the Patriarchy, Edmonton Edition

The Aviary, 9314 111th Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

An evening that showcases some of the amazing female, non-binary talent that Edmonton has to offer and look at how we can continue to push for equality in the music industry by discussing strategies we can readily go out and use to create change. I'm sharing the bill with Kimberley MacGregor, North of Here, and Denseverse. Jacquie B and Sarah Hoyles are hosting. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Aug4

Canmore Folk Music Festival

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Canmore, AB.

I really thrilled to be playing this fest for the first time. Mountains and folk music! What more could anyone want?

Aug19

Private House Concert

Beaumont, AB.

This is a private event, but if you're in Beaumont and fancy coming, let me know. The host is a lovely person and would almost certainly be down.