Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Dawn Landes creates hushed, introspective folk music that showcases her rich voice, emotional lyrics, and Kentucky roots. At her intimate live shows, Landes sings sparkling songs like "Twilight" and "Home" with a tenderness that both soothes and pulls at fans' heartstrings, making for a dynamic and moving concert experience. She's shared the stage with luminaries like Feist and Jose Gonzalez, and fans lucky enough to catch her live will have no trouble seeing why. Whether she's strumming the guitar or playing the glockenspiel, Landes never fails to wow with her captivating presence, soulful voice, and powerful songs.
Dawn Landes was born and raised in Louisville, KY, but her musical career didn't begin until she moved to New York to attend N.Y.U. After graduating and settling in Brooklyn, she released her 2005 debut album Dawn's Music, an auspicious release that established her as a bright new voice in folk music. She followed up in 2006 with the mini-album Two Three Four, and in 2008 she released Fireproof, a critically acclaimed record that she co-produced. In addition to her songwriting talents, Landes plays glockenspiel for roots music band Hem and is an accomplished studio engineer -- as a founding member of Saltlands Studio she has worked on albums by Justin Townes Earle, Josh Ritter, and Will Oldham. In 2014 she released her fifth studio album Bluebird, a lush and personal record that received praise from critics for its and delicate vocals and raw emotion. A passionate and confident live performer, Landes continues to mesmerize with her unique sound and awe-inspiring voice on tour.