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Dana Fuchs

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“To look at, Fuchs is a willowy flower-faery with a head of Titian curls, like a wayward Joss Stone.
Her voice though, is juke-joint dirty and illicit, evoking Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger and a fag butt bobbing in a glass of bourbon …” – Classic Rock Magazine UK

Dana Fuchs is a category 5 hurricane. A gale force crashes in on the title track of her new CD “Bliss Avenue” with a powerful lament of pain that drinks from the plasma pool of late 60’s Bobby Bland and grabs the hammer of Led Zeppelin’s thunder. Mining from a life littered with temptation, addiction, mental illness, religious ideologies, yet reflective of the suffering of all humankind, Dana Fuchs has spun a web of music that takes no prisoners on “Bliss Avenue.”

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There are some of us born with an insatiable inquisitiveness about the world beyond our doors. Such is the story of Dana Fuchs. A vagabond soul weaned on “Mama Music” in the black Baptist churches on the “wrong” side of the tracks in her small Florida Panhandle hometown. Fuchs soon outgrew small town living and realized a life in music was all she wanted. At 19 she hitchhiked North with one beat up suitcase and $460 in the pocket of her jeans.

“I arrived in Fort Lee, NJ, as close to New York City as I could get,” she recalls, “and took a job in a sandwich shop working 50+ hours a week and on off days taking a bus into the city to hear music. In about a year, I saved enough money to move to the Lower East Side.”

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