Dana Fuchs;FRI;12/27/2013;8:00 PM EST
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Dana Fuchs is a phenomenon, a singer whose mesmerizing voice and presence has led critics to compare her to rock legends from Janis to Jagger. Dana’s portrayal of “Sadie” in Sony Pictures’ highly acclaimed Beatles' musical film Across the Universe has exposed her considerable talents to a wide, international audience. Raised in a small town in the swamps of Florida surrounded by soul, funk, rock and country, she was singing every Sunday in a small black Baptist choir by age 12. At 19 she headed north to New York to "sing the blues" alone and broke, ending up down and out on NYC's Lower East Side where she worked her way up through New York's City’s gritty club scene, combining her deep southern music roots with her sometimes dark but always soulful stories of lost, ambivalent, and misplaced love. Her sold out club NYC shows led to Dana being cast as Janis Joplin in the hit off-Broadway musical show Love Janis. Her run there led her to renowned director Julie Taymor who cast her in Across the Universe.
Dana will be at Subculture for a special intimate acoustic setting performing new songs from her 2013 release "Bliss Avenue" as well as select fan favorites from her 3 previous albums. Here is what Henry Yates of UK's Classic Rock Magazine had to say about "Bliss Avenue:"
"All Dana Fuchs has to do is sing. All it takes is one note from those celebrated lips and clocks stop, crowds snap to attention, hearts beat like bass drums and neck-hair tingles. It’s often been said that the Florida-born frontwoman could sing the phone directory and still hold her listeners spellbound. True enough, but in 2013, when Dana applies that extraordinary voice to the classic songs from third album Bliss Avenue, you’ll realise that you’re in the presence of once-a-generation greatness."
– Classic Rock UK
“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n'roll doesn’t get any better.”
– Stereophile Magazine
For music, video and the whole story go to: www.danafuchs.com