Dana Fuchs at Musikfest Cafe
The road has led Dana Fuchs everywhere. But when it came to choosing a location for Songs From The Road, it had to be New York. The singer and the city have history. Over a decade has passed since Dana left her home in rural Florida and beat a path to the Big Apple. Stepping onto the mean streets of the Lower East Side aged 19, she was an unknown singer with a voice and a dream, ready to slug it out on the city’s bearpit jam-circuit.
Since then, New York has been the backdrop to Dana’s meteoric rise. There were the early buzz-sets in the city’s late-night sweat boxes. The off- Broadway musical Love, Janis, which saw the multi-talented performer play the iconic Janis Joplin. Followed by the endless shows and sessions all across town. No wonder, then, that for Songs From The Road, the Highline Ballroom on West 16th Street was the perfect fit – and the singer was received like a local hero.