Dana Falconberry
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Dana Falconberry

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Ten Birds on One Wire


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Somewhere between a lonely sea and a lifeless orange desert, alongside a railroad track and surrounded by miles of farmland, under a sunset and on the bank of an old, slow river, Dana Falconberry is writing songs.

And in Texas, and in New York, and in Australia, and in England, and in France, people are listening. They say: “Earthy and soulful”, “luminous”, “, “mystérieuse”, “…uncanny and beautiful, like your own heart calling to you on a summer night from across an empty gravel parking lot…”

After eighteen years in Michigan studying classical ballet and modern dance, Falconberry moved to a quiet southern town in Arkansas to attend Hendrix College, where she discovered the timeless, organic songs of the Ozarks and Delta. Two years of immersing herself in the raw beauty of this music convinced her to pour her own energy into songwriting. Graduating with a degree in Music Business, she played bars, coffee shops, festivals, and songwriting competitions solo and with a full band. Inspired by the musicians surrounding her, she founded the Little Rock Songwriter's Circle in 2003, a group focused on learning about and encouraging the process of songwriting.

In 2004, she and fellow guitarist Mark Schantz recorded Ten Birds on One Wire at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. The fifteen tracks on Ten Birds tell of lost relations, first kisses, the loneliness of cross country drives, and of course, the many colors of heartbreak. They are sparse songs—recorded live with two guitars and one or two voices. The spaces between fill with dashboard lights, summer cicadas, packed boxes, and the wrenching end of every embrace.

Since following her muse to Austin, Falconberry has attracted a loyal and energized following. New songs pour out of her—songs about heartbroken old farmers, dark rivers, stark deserts, a dying woman’s very last thoughts. Haunting and earnest, innocent and playful—these songs display the musical and emotional range of someone young enough to experience the beautiful, yet wise enough to craft finely modulated art.