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Dana Fuchs at The Warehouse at FTC, Fairfield, CT, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Dana Fuchs - photo by Luxury Experience Dedicated Blues fans, Luxury Experience has followed the multi-talented singer, songwriter, Blues Rocker Dana Fuchs' career since 2011, and with each year, each tour, and each subsequent album, Dana Fuchs just keeps getting better, or as Dana said, "It's not how you start, it's how you end." Dana Fuchs and her band rocked The Warehouse at FTC in Fairfield, Connecticut, the first night of her new album Love Lives On release tour. As always, Dana Fuchs and her band gave as good as it gets enchanting long-time fans and making new ones.

 

Dana Fuchs and band at FTC, Fairfield, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
Dana Fuchs and her band

 

Dana Fuchs backed by her full band with Jon Diamond on guitar, Brian Gearty on bass, Santo Rizzolo on drums, Matt Wade on keyboards, Tyler Kashenero on trumpet, and Steven Salcedo on sax, opened the album release performance at The Warehouse at FTC (Fairfield Theatre Company) in Fairfield, Connecticut on Friday, May 18, 2018 by engaging the audience by pronouncing "love lives on in our hearts and soul," and asked the audience to "rise up in the name of music and in the name of love" then went fast and furious into the song, Ready To Rise, off the Love Lives On album. Dana's powerful vocals that can cut sharp as a knife, combined with her seasoned highly personal lyrics brought the audience to its figurative knees.

 

Dana Fuchs - photo by Luxury Experience
Dana Fuchs

Next on the set list was Callin' Angels, another personal song for Dana that she wrote as a tribute to her deceased family members, with a verse for each family member she lost, her sister Donna, brother Don, her brother Dan, her dad and her mom.

Brian Geatry, Matt Wade - photo by Luxury Experience
Brian Geatry on bass
Matt Wade on keyboards

Dana told the audience that she recorded the album down in Memphis for two reasons, Otis Redding and Johnny Cash, introducing, Nobody's Fault But Mine, an Otis Redding song, by stating, "If you're not happy its nobody's fault but your own," and made it her own with the addition of trumpet and sax.

 

Santo Rizzolo - photo by Luxury Experience
Santo Rizzolo

Dana introduced her own song, Sittin' On, assort of her favorite on the release, a sad but redemptive song. Faithful Sinner, about her dad followed, with Dana telling the audience about the story of his hard life and about her growing up giving the song extra poignancy. Dana and the band continued with the song, Sedative with Jon Diamond's "Bond-like" guitar opening and a wailing sax that gave it a highly polished groove. Sad Solution followed with Dana introducing the song by adding, "I'm at old hippie and I still feel that love is the answer," which was another great song with both trumpet and saxophone segments.

 

Tyler Kasenero, Steven Salcedo - photo by Luxury Experience
Tyler Kasenero on trumpet
Steven Salcedo on Sax

Personal heartache and tragedy are no strangers to Dana Fuchs who has risen above a backstory that includes her older sister Donna's suicide. She introduced the song Fight My Way as being approached by The Jed Foundation "a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults" to shareher sister's story, stating that we need to take away the sigma of addiction and mental illness so that people can get help. For this highly emotional, personal song, there was just Dana Fuchs and Jon Diamond on stage, both playing guitars as a musical backdrop to Dana's heartfelt lyrics.

 

Dana Fuchs - photo by Luxury Experience
Dana Fuchs

The band rejoined Dana and Jon onstage for the song, Battle Lines, which she described as almost not making the record as Jon did not think it was strong enough, so they kept playing around with it,and hearing it we could not imagine it not being on the album.

Dana's father was a big Johnny Cash fan, and she introduced the cover of Ring Of Fire by stating that "love hurts like hell, but it's the thing that keeps us going." With Jon Diamond's arrangement and Dana's vocals, Dana's version of Ring Of Fire was sumptuously gorgeous.

 

Dana Fuchs, John Diamond - photo by Luxury Experience
John Diamond and Dana Fuchs

Backstreet Baby followed, a hard rocking song that you just want to sing along with. The band closed with Long, Long Game, a cut off Dana Fuchs' Bliss Avenue album bringing the house to its feet for a standing ovation.

Dana Fuchs - photo by Luxury Experience
Dana Fuchs

Dana and the band returned to play the highly emotional song, Love Lives On, the title track of the album, about realizing that even after our loved ones have passed on, that love lives on, life lives on. It is a song that once heard will forever be in your hearts. There was one more song to leave the audience on a musical high, followed by a meet and greet with Dana Fuchs, where fans had the opportunity to connect with one of the best Blues Rockers of this generation who continues to prove her mettle as a singer, songwriter, musician, and performer. Bravo!

 

Dana Fuchs and band - photo by luxury experience
Take a bow

Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On was released on Dana Fuchs' own label, Get Along Records.

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

Read our interview with Dana Fuchs and the Love Lives On album review in the Music Scene section.

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 in the USA, Canada,and in Europe:

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

 

FTC Fairfield, CT

StageOne and The Warehouse
Fairfield Theatre Company
Sanford Street (across from the Fairfield Train Station)
Fairfied, CT 06824
Box Office: +1 203-259-1036
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For Dana Fuchs complete tour listing please visit www.DanaFuchs.com/tour-1/

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

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