Dana Fuchs - Interview
Written by Debra C. Argen   
Dana Fuchs The Queen of Blues Rock Dana Fuchs took time to speak with Luxury Experience about her new release, Love Lives On, her own record label, Get Along Records, and life in general. Since her debut album in 2003, Dana Fuchs keeps on growing as an artist and always keeps audiences and listeners delightfully surprised.

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LE

Dana, thanks for taking time to speak with Luxury Experience.

I first interviewed you back in 2013, and since then, you have added the title of "mama" to your impressive credentials with the birth of your son Aidan in September 2016.

You now have another "baby" - your own record label, Get Along Records, a huge milestone in your career. How does it feel to take control of your music?

DF

It feels funny, very challenging, lots of work, very rewarding, the work is getting done when its supposed to get done. The record label I worked with was great, but I was one of many, so it's nice to be in the driver's seat.

LE

I love the new release, Love Loves On; its filled with great songs and has rays of sunshine and hope, which is also something new for you as your past work has focused on a lot of darkness. How did the change come about?

DF

The difference came from dealing with more family deaths, and my son coming along. When I found out I was pregnant, I thought this was not the best timing in the world, but it turned out to be fabulous. Hope comes from Aidan.

Ready To Rise was the original name I was thinking of for the new album. When I was in the studio to record the song Love Lives On, which I had waited to do as it was too close to me, I had just lost my mom, my producer suggested that Love Lives On be the name of the album.

Love lives on, life goes on, Aidan was a gift for me, hope after loss. As the saying goes when one door closes another door opens.

LE

Both songs are amazing but with different emotions. Ready To Rise is about the fight to go on, whereas Love Lives On is gentler and more about acceptance and moving forward.

You have had lots of heartaches through the years, and I am so happy that you have come through that period, and have found peace, you deserve it.

You just returned from a European tour, and your new tour begins on May 18, 2018 in Fairfield, Connecticut at The Warehouse, which coincides with the release of Love Lives On.

What can audiences expect at the show?

DF

The horn section will be there! We did a pre-album European tour and will now do a US/European/Canadian tour to promote the new album, Love Lives On.

LE

That's very exciting! Luxury Experience cannot wait to attend your show at The Warehouse and hear the new songs performed live.

A new release, Love Lives On, your own record label, Get Along Records, and a handsome son who will soon turn 2 and is already an accomplished air traveler. What's next?

DF

Sleep, I hope! You know I think this year will be the first year I have toured this heavily. Like jumping through time. It will be a very busy year, but I will take time off at the holidays. I used to spend it with my kitties, now I spend it with my son, my husband, and my kitties.

LE

That's wonderful!

Dana, thank you for taking time out to speak with Luxury Experience. Congratulations on your new record label, your new album, and an impressive touring calendar for the rest of 2018. All the best for continued success. Keep enjoying the music!

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If you want to catch one of Dana Fuchs' upcoming shows, here's a sampling of some of the places where she will be playing:

The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT, USA

May 18, 2018

Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, USA

May 20, 2018

Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA, USA

May 24, 2018

Daryl's House, Pawling, NY, USA

May 25, 2018

The Hamilton, Washington, DC, USA

May 26, 2018

Albatros Steaks'n'Music, Bordesholm, SH, Germany

June 8, 2018

Alte Ziegelei Open Air, Twistringen, NI, Germany

June 9, 2018

Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund, NW, German

June 10, 2018

Musik Theater REX, Bensheim, HE, Germany

June 14, 2018

Die Halle e.V., Reichenbach An Der Fils, BW, Germany

June 15, 2018

Blues N Jazz, Rappersil, SG, Switzerland

June 16, 2018

Tuesday Night Blues, Concord, CA, USA

July 10, 2018

Biscuits And Blues, San Francisco, CA, USA

July 11, 2018

Summer Nights On The Green Concert Series, Windsor, CA, USA

July 12, 2018

Eighteen Pastures Golf Course, Mission, BC, Canada

July 14, 2018

Space, Evanston, IL, USA

July 27, 2018

Prairie Dog Blues Fest, Prairie Du Chien, WI, USA

July 28, 2018

For more information on Dana Fuchs please visit the website: www.DanaFuchs.com.

For Dana Fuchs complete tour listing please visit www.DanaFuchs.com/tour-1/

Websites where you can procure Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On: Get Along Records, iTunes, Amazon

Read our review of Love Lives On in the Music Scene section,and our review of Dana Fuchs performance at The Warehouse in the Performances section.

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