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

Previous events

Jun22

North Country Fair

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Driftpile, AB.

Super stoked to be taking my seven-piece band to the Fair! It's gonna be a time! It's always a time!

Jun20

Song for Litha – And Eve of Music and Song Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Westwood Unitarian Church, 11135 65 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

We invite you to share in our exploration of ancient Gaelic tunes from the West Highlands, contemporary compositions steeped in the Scottish Tradition, as well as beautifully crafted songs delivered with heart-rending emotion by two women who are among Canada's bee's knees of songwriters!! ♥

Christine Hanson - Cello/Vocals Erin Kay - Singer Songwriter Dana Wylie - Singer Songwriter With Special Guest from Glasgow Scotland! Mike Vass - Fiddle/Guitar/Songwriter

Tickets $20 Please reserve in advance to avoid disappointment! (Our events have previously sold out) info@christinehanson.com 780 292 3361 Feel free to bring and enjoy the libation of your choice!

Jun13

Full Band Extravaganza!

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

Seven-piece band! Keith Rempel on bass, Daniel Stadnicki on drums, Paul Mayer on keys, Dave Babcock on sax, Audrey Ochoa on trombone, Cheney Lambert on trumpet! This is our first full-band show since October, and it's just in time to kick off the festival season. Advance tix are $15, and you can get them from yours truly. Email me at dana@danawylie.net or text me at 780-720-0505.

Jun11

City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB.

Salute to Excellence is an awards ceremony that highlights the work of people who improve the quality of life in Edmonton and contribute to a more unique, vibrant and inclusive city, in the areas of arts and culture, community service, and sports. I'm honoured to be performing at it this year, and beyond delighted that I'll be backed up by the likes of Dave Babcock, Audrey Ochoa, Bob Tildesley, Sandro Dominelli, Mike Lent, Chris Andrew, and Jim Head. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required for entry.

May11

Trio Show

The Blue Chair Cafe, 9624 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

First Edmonton trio show in a long time! I'll be joined by the wonderful Keith Rempel and Daniel Stadnicki at this intimate listening venue. Plan to eat dinner beforehand – the food at The Chair is fantastic. You can reserve a table by calling 780-989-2861.

Mar24

WISE Champagne Gala and Auction

Studio 96, 10909 96 Street, Edmonton, AB.

This is an annual fundraiser for my daughter's wonderful school, the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton. This is always a great event, and I'm excited to be performing songs in the round with many of my dear friends - Kirsten Elliott, Thom Golub, Lana Gilday, Julie Yerex, and Laurel Lee MacLure. And Picture the Ocean is playing too! More dear friends!

Mar9

Rise Again – A Tribute to Stan Rogers, Ron Hynes and Willie P. Bennett

Blue Chair Cafe, 9624 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

I'm joining Bill Werthmann and Jeremiah McDade to pay tribute to three legendary "Canadian dead guys." Such rich catalogues to dig into; it's gonna be a good one!