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Dana Fuchs – Love Lives On

by Debra C. Argen
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Singer, Songwriter, Blues Rocker Dana Fuchs has a killer new album out, Love Lives On, released on her own record label, Get Along Records. The 13-track release is Dana Fuchs at her best, a heady mix of songs that hit you hard, songs that caress and give you hope, and emotionally charged lyrics that will leave you crying, laughing, and hitting the replay button to relive the magic of Dana Fuchs – Love Lives On.

Dana Fuchs – Love Lives On: Backstreet Baby, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Callin’ Angels, Sittin’ On, Love Lives On, Sad Solution, Faithful Sinner, Sedative, Ready To Rise, Fight My Way, Battle Lines, Same Sunlight, Ring Of Fire

Personnel: Dana Fuchs – lead vocals, acoustic guitar on Ring Of Fire, Jon Diamond – electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, Reverend Charles Hodges – organ, Jack Daley– bass, Glenn Patscha – piano and Wurlitzer, Steve Potts – drums, Kirk Smothers – horns, Marc Franklin -horns, Reba Russell – backing vocals, Susan Marshall – backing vocals, Eric Lewis – pedal steel,lap steel, mandolin, Felix Hernandez– congas

Dana Fuchs – Love Lives On was produced by Executive Producers Gren Schoch and Kevin Mackall and Associate Producer Sam Green, and released on Dana Fuchs’ own label, Get Along Records.

All songs, excepting two killer covers, Ring of Fire written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore, and Otis Redding’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine, were written by Dana Fuchs and Jon Diamond. Dana and Jon share writing credits with Scott Sharrard on Ready To Rise, Same Sunlight, Faithful Sinner, and Love Lives On, and share writing credits with David Gelman and Scott Sharrard on Fight My Way. All lyrics by Dana Fuchs.

This exceptional 13-track release features Dana’s emotionally charged storytelling lyrics that captivate the listener and enchant with her powerful voice that has endeared her to long-time fans as well as first-time listeners. Combined with well-crafted instrumentals that complement Dana’s lyrics, Love Lives On,is about as good as it gets.

The release opens with Backstreet Baby, a song with catchy lyrics and horns up front and Dana’s powerful vocals that kick the release into high gear, then Dana and the band do justice to the Otis Redding (1941-1967) song, Nobody’s Fault But Mine.

Dana’s own Callin’ Angels has an interesting backstory. In a relatively short period of time, Dana lost her sister, 2 brothers, her dad, and her mom. She honors them with a verse for each of them in this heartfelt song that weaves in the organ and the horns to create a winning combination.

Next in the playlist is Sittin’ On, and by this time in the listening I was thinking that it could not get much finer, and then along comes Love Lives On. Every time I listen to the title track Love Lives On, it brings tears to my eyes but in a good way, it is a song for anyone who has ever lost someone near and dear to them, and how even though they may be gone, their love will continue in our hearts, and that life must go on. Dana wrote this touching song with its break-your-heart lyrics for her mother as she was dying, and Dana was expecting her son, Aidan.

The next track, Sad Solution, is a soulful and poignant song, then Dana takes it nice and slow on Faithful Sinner, a song she wrote for her dad, where its organ opening gives it an almost hymn-like feel. The release gets funky with the track, Sedative, where double horns set the groove.

Ready To Rise, originally the work-in-progress name for the album, is another fabulous song on the release. Its lyrics empower and are about boldly moving away from sadness and sorrow and being ready to rise above that and move forward. The release continues with Fight My Way with its acoustic guitar opening, then takes it nice and slow on the song, Battle Lines.

Same Sunlight picks up the pace with powerful horns, catchy lyrics, and is a sassy, upbeat, romp of a song. Dana and the band close with a song for her dad who was a huge Johnny Cash fan, with Ring Of Fire, written by Johnny Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore. The arranging and Dana vocals’ give this song extra poignancy, and Dana plays acoustic guitar on this track.

A new release, her own record label: Get Along Records, a long tour through the United States, Canada, and Europe, and Dana Fuchs has never sounded better.

Until next time, keep enjoying the music!

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

Read our interview with Dana Fuchs in the Music Scene section, and our review of Dana Fuchs performance at The Warehouse in the Performances 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. To see the entire tour calendar, please visit: www.DanaFuchs.com

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

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