Press & Quotes

“I love this artist; the lyrical style, the delivery, the quality of the guitar playing, solid pitch of the vocals…definitely not selling out to the commercial world.”

-Roy Elkins, Founder & CEO of Broadjam, Inc. 

“Perry takes a lot of cues from Ani DiFranco: a fierce individuality, complex, percussive guitar styling, and encyclopedic lyrics that reflect her existentialist intellect…thought-provoking lyrical gems are bountiful…Perry’s vocal range is wide and she can sing with breathy delicacy or with grit, stretching to hit the higher notes with strength and spot-on pitch while speaking with utter frankness…”

Rick Tvedt, Local Sounds magazine (Sep 28, 2016)

Maximum Ink Magazine (January 2017)

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“..speaks as profoundly as the lyrics she composes. Gaining inspiration from her observations, some of her lyrics are as anti-pop culture as singer-songwriter Lorde can boast. Others, like ‘A Lovey-Dovey Ditty,’ are slow and melodic. Her full-bodied voice can carry her words from its jazzy intro through an intricate chorus, filling the room effortlessly, or just naturally bring it down to an edgy, folk timbre..”

Hannah Kazmarek, Project Famous (Feb 19, 2014)

Praise for Reclamation:

“In a world of over-produced music, Dana Perry’s ‘Reclamation’ is a cleansing breath of fresh air. Spiritual without being preachy, deep yet still accessible, this album’s tasteful embellishments will resonate with fans of Dana’s inspiring live shows. Her authenticity shines through in all she does!”

Beth Kille, producer & award winning songwriter

“…’Reclamation’ does just that. It provides a fresh take…further enhanced with a unique instrumentation by Jenna Joanis and David Brian. Dana’s poignant lyrics are a source of deep life reflections that will immediately relate to her audience.”

Karen Wheelock, singer/songwriter & co-host on The Jimmy K Show on 91.7fm WSUM

“This album really gives you a glimpse into Dana’s sole…”

-Jimmy K, host of The Jimmy K Show on 91.7fm WSUM

“When I listen to Dana’s music I feel connection, a realness, and like I’m listening to a story about myself. I really admire the guitar work on this album. Dana takes you on a ride, sometimes the guitar drives and sometimes she does. All of it comes together and is genuine and real…hauntingly real, showing off these musicians’ sacrifice for their love of music, and their connection to life.”

Blythe Gamble, local blues broad & MAMA Award winner

“…wonderful! Love, joy, hope, pain, despair, frustration…it’s all in there!”

-Kris Huehne, hardcore Madison music enthusiast and show-goer

“…genuine and captivating, her sound is endlessly engaging.  Dana Perry doesn’t only reclaim her roots in this new album, but she refortified them…”

-Cooper Talbot, host of Her Infinite Variety on 89.9fm WORT