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Monday To-Do: Dana Falconberry

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DANA FALCONBERRY
9:00 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

It's always gratifying when former band mates succeed. Thanks to a referral by Amy Garland in 2000, Dana invited me onboard as drummer for perhaps one of the most intellectual and downright rocking acts I've ever been involved with, all Hendrix-related in one way or another: The social sciences dean and one of Dana's professors on lead guitar, a computer code-writing bassist alum, and Dana, who crafted her own major by combining classes in music and business, while studying Delta blues and Ozark Mountain folk for her senior thesis. Falconberry and the guitarist cut a disc at Sun Studios in Memphis titled “Two Birds on One Wire” before she graduated and relocated to Austin. Fast forward a bit. Now Falconberry, whose Michigan origins are musical (her uncle is noted Detroit scene blues hero “The Reverend” Marc Falconberry), earns praise from the Austin Chronicle as one of the city's “most promising singer-songwriters” and “most arresting female vocalists.” On the road supporting her full-length national debut, “oh skies of grey,” she returns to White Water, which she's lit up on more than one occasion and which is still bound to be among her favorite venues, to give us a sweet, soulful performance. I'm sure she will.

Paul Peterson

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