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Dana Fuchs Duo - Iridium, NYC, United States PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Dana Fuchs -at Iridium 2017 - photo by Luxury Experience The Iridium was the perfect venue for Blues Rocker Dana Fuchs and Jon Diamond, her longtime writing partner and guitarist, for a 2-night gig in the heart of New York City. Playing as the Dana Fuchs Duo without the rest of her band, gave them the freedom to create an intimate evening showcasing their talent, as well as new and old music, that will long be remembered by fans.


Dana Fuchs, Jon Diamond - Photo by Luxury Experience
Jon Diamond and Dana Fuchs

Dana Fuchs came onto Luxury Experience's radarscope when we reviewed her CD Love To Beg back in 2011 and we were taken away by her talent. At the time, (Edward F. Nesta) aptly wrote, "Sultry Singer Songwriter Dana Fuchs adds another notch to her impressive credentials with Dana Fuchs - Love To Beg, her debut Ruf Records label release. A stunning rocker with a voice reminiscent of the legendary Janis Joplin, Dana Fuchs captivates with her lyrics and music co-written with Jon Diamond, and her powerful impact." 

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Dana Fuchs

We first heard Dana perform live with her band at the release party for her follow-up CD,  Bliss Avenue in 2013, and if we needed further proof of her impressive talent, she not only cemented the deal, she put her figurative hand and footprint in it. Since then, we have interviewed Dana, continued to review her CDs, and heard her perform countless times, and she continues to thrill, as an artist, singer songwriter, performer, and person, with her never-failing enthusiasm and professionalism.   

Jon Diamond - photo by Luxury Experience
Jon Diamond

On Friday, August 25, 2017, we had the opportunity to catch Dana and Jon Diamond playing as a duo, without the rest of her band, at the legendary Iridium on Broadway in New York City. It was a night to remember, getting to know Dana and her music on a much more personal level. Performing a mix of previously released music, new music off her forthcoming album, a few well-loved covers, and her style of engaging the audience throughout with her stories, was an irresistible combination that resonated soundly with her audience, many of whom have been following Dana Fuchs since her off-Broadway performance in Love, Janis

Jon Diamond, Dana Fuchs - Photo by Luxury Experience
Jon Diamond and Dana Fuchs

One of six children, with a backstory of heartbreak and tragedy, she opened the Iridium performance with a new song, Ready To Rise, that will be on her new album - Love Lives On. In addition to her sultry yet powerful voice, Dana crafts lyrics that make you want to stand up and cheer her on when she sings, "... I'm tired of losing, and I'm ready to rise."  

She followed that with two cuts of her 2013 Bliss Avenue release, namely Bliss Avenue and Handful Too Many. Moving on to new music, she sang, Calling All Angels, a song she wrote for her mother who died in 2016 while she was pregnant for her son, Aidan, (born September 2016), followed by another new song, Faithful Sinner, which she wrote as a tribute to her late father, with heartfelt lyrics that cut to the heart.  

Dana Fuchs - Photo By Luxury Experience
Dana Fuchs

Taking it back to the days when she first met Jon Diamond, she beautifully covered the late great Etta James' 1962 song, I'd Rather Go Blind, that would have made Etta proud. Needing to belt it out, she moved on to Set It On Fire off her 2011 Love To Beg release, then moved to her country-flavored tune, Nothin' On Mind

Priming the pump for the arrival of her forthcoming release, she performed three more new cuts, Back Street Baby, Fight My Way, and Sedative

Dana Fuchs - Photo By Luxury Experience

She ended the show with two songs from her Love, Janis days, at the request of longtime fans in the audience, Me and Bobby McGee, and Mercedes Benz, which had the audience, including (Edward and Debra) happily singing along.   

When the audience needed just one more song before venturing back out onto Broadway on a beautiful summer night in New York City, Dana came back out and performed the hard-hitting rock song, Helter Skelter, always happy to provide fans with just a little more, or what they call in New Orleans, a lagniappe.  

Dana Fuchs - Photo By Luxury Experience

Dana has a new CD coming out called, Love Lives On, so be sure to check her website: for more details.

Keep enjoying the music!

Dana Fuchs Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates

September 23

Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling

Bethlehem, PA, USA

October 7

Roy White Foundation Benefit Concert

Tarrytown, NY, USA

October 8

Reading Blues Festival with Johnny Lang

Reading, PA, USA

October 14

Poppodium Volt

Sittard, Netherlands

October 26

Mühle Hunizen

Rubigen, Switzerland


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A Sampling of Upcoming 2017 Shows at the Iridium

September 7-10

Band of Other Brothers: Jeff Babko, Nir Fleder, Jeff Coffin, Will Lee, Keith Carlock

September 14-16

Extreme Cream: Mike Keneally, Rob Pagliari, Kofi Baker

September 22-23

Oz Noy "Ozone Squeeze" - Freed Wesley of The James Brown Band

September 28-29

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition

October 3-4

Tuck & Patti

October 5-6

Ike Willis Project and Micki Free

October 10-11

Martin Barre Project (of the Jethro Tull Band)

October 18

Jaimoe's Jasssz Band (founding member of the Allman Brothers Band)

October 24

Luba Mason

October 27

Anna Natlick

November 4-5

Sheila Jordan

November 20

Adam Ben Ezra

November 24-26

Electric Miles

December 19-23

Mike Stern Band featuring Randy Brecker, Tom Kennedy, and Dennis Chambers


For a complete listing of upcoming shows at the Iridium, please visit the website:  

There is no age minimum at the Iridium and no dress code. In addition to the music charge, there is a $15 food and/or drink minimum per person.  

Stayovers are welcomed (with manager's approval) for no additional music charge Sunday thru Wednesday (additional minimums will apply).  

Special Student Discount: Half price for Students. Students get half price admission on second sets Tuesday through Thursday and on Sunday (both sets on Tuesday). For student Discount, do not buy your ticket online, simply call 212-582-2121 and reserve or just walk in and present your ID for half price admission.

Iridium NYC

1650 Broadway (at 51st Street)

New York, NY 10019

United States

Telephone:         +1-212-582-2121

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