My name is Dana Pierce, and I'm a one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington.
What do I write about? Real people, real struggles & triumphs, real life…
What's my musical style? Largely country/bluegrass and folk infused with Gospel, blues and jazz influences. Some say I was born on the wrong side of the Mississippi.
My style of songwriting reflects the country/folk traditions of story telling and simple yet elegant acoustic arrangements.
Several "greats" I connect with and love to cover include, but are not limited to: Patty Griffin; Gillian Welsh; Leonard Cohen; Sting; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Bob Dylan; the Judds.
Worth > Gold:
I have fantastic friends who've helped me compile a few guerrilla recordings of me and my guitar. My album is by no means a complete composition, perfectly balanced, nor fully produced. It is meant to be a "blank slate", if you will, to encourage and inspire listeners. I want to take my music to the next level.
Do you connect with my songwriting? Are you moved by my voice? Inspired to produce? Let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
I've won a few competitions, including the locals for our Nation's largest country singing competition, the Texaco Country Showdown, hosted by 94.1 KMPS. Among the judges, Pop music critic, Gene Stout, remarked that I reminded him of Brandi Carlile, Loretta Lynn, and a little like Patty Griffin.
I've received additional feedback that my voice is similar to Joan Baez, Natalie Grant, Emmylou Harris, Natalie Maines, and Eva Cassidy with a country twist.
I have the honor of regularly sing our National Anthem for the Seattle Mariners, Women Sounders, and Thunderbirds, as well as for political gatherings. I accept frequent requests to sing for weddings as well.
A super brief history...I was born and raised singing in the church & quickly discovered my love for gospel music and harmonizing; it's like sweet tea to my soul.
I have been blessed with singing over six solos, including "Oh! Happy Day", for the University of Washington Gospel Choir, directed by the highly esteemed Mrs. Phillis Byrdwell. Growing up, I played piano for a few years and switched to flute in 4th grade. I took private lessons for 13 years from a phenomenal flute teacher who taught me to listen for & evoke the intricacies in music. And yes, I loved marching band. Don’t poke fun- we were 180 and goin’ strong! I still play it sometimes but who whips out a flute at a campfire, so I started playing the guitar in high school. Self-taught and learning from my father, I started writing songs and enjoyed playing for people at competitions, school, & church.
Here I am! A unique blank slate of live and intimate acoustics.
But you know what? This journey is not about me...and I'd like to encourage you, that your's isn't about you either. You see, we've been blessed to be a blessing.
So! Let's ask ourselves a couple questions...who am I? And what do I have?
It may not be enough for the whole world, but guaranteed, it's enough to change the lives of those around you.
So what are we waiting for? Let's make like the Doobie Brothers and 'Take it to the Streets'!
I'm Dana Pierce, and I'm checking in. Let's run this race America, let's run it today.