Dana has had several nominations for multiple Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, including Guitarist of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. In addition to being featured at many a songwriter showcase over the last 6 years, her songs have rang out through 2 MAMA Award-winning bands (SHESHE, Imaginary Watermelon); and two of her original works have won for Alternative Song of the Year and Unique Song of the Year.
Dana's live shows are where it's at. Whether playing with a group or just her guitar, on a festival stage or in the corner of a coffee shop; there's a passion for musical storytelling that can captivate a room. She shares songs of life's Journey, its trials and triumphs, with a deep self-inquiry, and an invitation for self-evolution. And for when show-goers want to take the songs home, she has self-released 4 solo albums – 3 of them she recorded herself under Folk U Productions, a DIY mobile studio she runs with her partner.
When she's not on the road, Dana teaches songwriting and guitar workshops, private guitar and voice lessons, and is a guitar instructor/band coach for Girls Rock Camp Madison.