Of course, chapter one was quite a ride. Raised in rural Florida, Dana made her mark after a move to New York City, where she ignited Manhattan’s blues-rock circuit with her burnt-honey vocal and bruisingly honest songwriting. Meanwhile, her band’s acclaimed studio catalogue grew steadily in acclaim, with 2011’s Love To Beg toasted as Classic Rock’s blues album of the month and 2013’s Bliss Avenue dubbed “blisteringly good” by Bluesdoodles.
Now, out of that fascinating early career emerges an older, wiser Dana Fuchs, armed with the album of her life. New label. New city. New sound. New possibilities for an artist who has so far only hinted at her potential. “Love Lives On,” she says, “is who I am at this moment in time, captured on tape…”