Dana Falconberry's Journey Beyond Austin's City Limits

Written by Rory Burbeck | September 30, 2013

Dana Falconberry’s third full-length record, Leelanau, is a truly fascinating piece of music brimming with songs that describe the human experience, especially regarding our relationship with nature. The album, released nearly a year ago on Antenna Farm Records, “ruminates on the Michigan native's summers spent exploring the state's northern lower peninsula” according to a review by Kevin Curtin of the Austin Chronicle (Kevin is also a host of the Chronolog on SXSWfm).

Dana, of course, hails from Michigan. She made her way to Arkansas at the age of 18 before making the move to Austin in 2004 where she joined up with local indie folk group Peter And The Wolf. She soon began to focus exclusively on her own music, which Antenna Farm Records perfectly describes as “stripped-down songs inspired by dreams, memories, and landscapes.” She’s had moderate success since that time, embarking on tours in the US, Europe, and Japan, as well as recording a couple of Daytrotter sessions.

Having already played four SXSW Music Festivals (2006-2008, 2013), Dana Falconberry will be performing during weekend one of this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, happening this October 4-6. Preview some SXSW alumni performing at ACL 2013 - including Dana Falconberry - on this week’s episode of the Chronolog, SXSWfm’s weekly show focusing on Austin’s local and regional talent and hosted by writers from the Austin Chronicle. The show airs Mondays at 6am, 12pm, & 6pm CDT, as well as Tuesdays at 12am CDT.

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