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Dana Alexandra - April 2011
http://www.myspace.com/danaalexandraa

In her own words:

"Hello! My name is Dana. My hometown still doesn't have a stoplight and I truly hope it stays that way. I'm a born singer and a not so born guitarist. Oh well. I love to collect mugs. I knit scarves. I'm very forgetful when it comes to people. please don't take offense. just realize I'm a dodo when it comes to that and it will probably take me 10 times to finally get it right. I love the peace and quiet falling asleep to crickets and peepers on a summer's eve. I also love being close enough to big cities to soak up as much culture as I can under those brilliant city lights! I love skylines. I really love trees. I'm a summer girl but I love every season too. I love being outside even though I'm a girly girl...being both is possible! I love my family and friends although right now a lot of them are too far away from me. I love eating healthy foods but I have a sweet tooth and snowballs from Summer's snowball stand. I set goals for myself and keep everything I love as close to me as I can. I've lived in a beachtown, huuuuge city and small town. I used to wear my heart on my sleeve and I think my music reflects that. But not so much anymore because I've lived some more and I've learned some more...and I know it's for the best. I truly believe that "love is all you need" and I live my life by that."

Dana Alexandra was one of the first three artists to be aired on MyRuralRadio.com. She is a good friend and inspiration to all. Seldom seen is the kind of charisma she carries.


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From the Fly Magazine Archives:
Dana Alexandra
Published: April 2011
Story: John Duffy

Just about every performer has a pre-show ritual of some kind. For Dana Alexandra, it’s two shots of whiskey: one straight up, one with honey. On an unseasonably balmy Friday night in February, her ritual takes place before a singer-songwriter showcase at Lancaster Dispensing Company in downtown Lancaster.

Sharing the stage with South Philly singer-songwriter Ryan Tennis and members of Central PA-based pop rock band Kingsfoil, Alexandra premieres several songs off her just completed full length Wash Your Mouth Out, which is slated for release in May.

A constant flash of blue eyes and dirty blond tresses, she plants herself at the bar to offer up her resume to date, all the while greeting family and friends; her view always half-turned toward the entrance.

“I started writing songs when I was 16 and they completely sucked,” she admits flatly. “But I just kept practicing, kept writing and kept playing.”

School and regional choirs gave Alexandra ample performance experience and proved at a young age her voice could be powerful, sultry, flexible and commanding. A scholarship allowed her to study voice at Berklee School of Music in Boston in 2004. She left after just a year, but not before absorbing important technique and craft.

“For the amount of money it was, I really felt like I had gotten everything out of it that I could,” she says. She spent a year as part of a female singer-songwriter duo in Virginia Beach. “But my friend wanted to go to Nashville and that was not what I wanted.”

Two years living and performing in New York City and Philadelphia followed, but neither was meant to be permanent. “I missed nature. I missed peace and quiet,” she says. In summer 2009, she was back home in Stewartstown, PA.

That fall a friend filed an application on her behalf with National Association of Campus Activities (NACA), a college entertainment buyer that set Alexandra up with six months worth of gigs.

“It was an incredible learning experience to play in so many places, but it was kind of lonely, too,” she remembers; just a girl and her guitar playing one-night stands in small college towns throughout Texas and North Dakota in the winter.

“I didn’t have a car. I would get picked up at the airport.” she says, “It was a good way to make a living, but it can be very stagnating as well. I found I really wanted to be with a band.”

Read the Complete Article Here:
http://www.flymagazine.net/archive_bands_article.cfm?id=12458be2



Max Hess Ft. Dana Alexandra - Decanter

Song, lyrics, video concept - Max Hess
Vocals, on-screen radiance - Dana Alexandra
Direction, editing, production (pre & post) - Justin Sprenkle


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ADAM TAYLOR
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANNALISE EMERICK
ANNALISE EMERICK
BLACK COFFEE
BLACK COFFEE

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BRETHREN
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BRIAN CARROLL
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BRITTANY OPPERMAN
BRITTANY OPPERMAN

CARRIE WELLING
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DANA ALEXANDRA

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DREW NUGENT
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DR. SLOTHCLAW
DR. SLOTHCLAW

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INDIAN SUMMER JARS
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JAKE HILL
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JD SAGE
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JENSEN KEETS
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JESS KLEIN
JESS KLEIN

JESSICA SMUCKER
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THE SUBSTANCE
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