Dana Wylie is a bright light from the great west...her singing is brimming with soul and songs and their great arrangements are unique and strong... Her ideas are elegant and classic—but also unbound by genre...I can’t wait to hear her again ”

— Colin Linden

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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How Much Muscle: Double LP
  • How Much Muscle: Double LP

How Much Muscle: Double LP

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We recorded so much music, we have to put it on two LPs! Doing it this way is allowing us to keep it to 13 minutes of music per side, which means it will sound fantastic. I would have had to cut too many songs off of this thing to fit it comfortably on one record, and my heart is telling me to share it all. It all goes together. And it will be

We recorded so much music, we have to put it on two LPs! Doing it this way is allowing us to keep it to 13 minutes of music per side, which means it will sound fantastic. I would have had to cut too many songs off of this thing to fit it comfortably on one record, and my heart is telling me to share it all. It all goes together. And it will be delivered to you packaged in Kendel Vreeling's always-stunning artwork.

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Upcoming Shows

Mar8

A workshop I'm presenting in conjunction with Makings of a Voice. Here's what it's all about: As a songwriter, Dana Wylie has long known that specificity of story and experience is one of the keys to accessing a universality that connects us all. Storytelling is a deeply human impulse, and to engage searchingly with one’s own story can be a powerful process of sense-making and healing, as well as connection to others.

In this workshop, Dana will lead a discussion on the desire for one’s story and its relation to appearance and identity, share her particular process for writing her story in Makings of a Voice, and guide participants through a few simple exercises to get them started down the road of engaging with their own stories – an inevitably rich and rewarding journey for writers, non-writers, and would-be writers alike.

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Mar8

I'm taking my one-woman show Makings of a Voice on the road! Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman’s story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told.

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