Dana Falconberry Performs Tonight at Frank
I’ve noted this previously and it still holds true. In reviews of Dana Falconberry‘s music, there is often a common thread: The listener discovers that the images and emotional intensity in her songs feel drawn from an exquisite and otherworldly place.
The Austin-based songwriter, originally from Michigan, initially caught the ear of music critics with her second release, Hallets (2010), an intricate and ethereal portrait paired with timeless harmonies and melodies. On the follow-up EP Though I Didn’t Call It Came, Falconberry once again wanders into an exploration of curiosity, mortality and solitude from a youthful and hopeful perspective.
Falconberry is often lauded for her presentation of minimal compositions that have a quiet, stunning beauty to them. However, for her forthcoming full-length release Leelanau, she incorporated a six-piece band to create more complex arrangements for her new songs, which are rooted in her childhood memories of spending time in Michigan’s Leelanau peninsula. And, true to form, her musical portraits are as reflective and elegant as ever before.
Falconberry is preparing to embark upon a month-long tour in August, and is set to release her new album in October. Be sure to see her performance tonight at Frank, located at 409 Colorado St. It’s another triple bill delight with Los Angeles-based duo The Driftwood Singers and local fave Shakey Graves. Doors open at 9 p.m.
If you haven’t seen Falconberry live, don’t miss out. Highly recommended.