Dana Masters returns the the Black Box as part of the Woodstock Rhythm & Blues Festival and the EastSide Arts Festival
Originally from the Deep South in the United States, Dana grew up with sound of soul, rhythm and blues and gospel music all around her. Her love for music developed as she grew up and lead her to study music, majoring in vocal performance at university.
Music took Dana from South Carolina to Minneapolis and then on to Los Angeles where she lived for four years and where she met an Irish boy who would later become her husband. In 2008 Dana and her husband moved to Northern Ireland.
Although she sang sporadically, music generally took a back seat while Dana settled into life in a new country and culture. That all changed in early 2012 when Dana had a chance meeting with Linley Hamilton at a local music venue. During that year Dana, Linley and some of the best Jazz musicians playing in Ireland began a weekly residency in the basement of McHughes bar in Belfast, the inspiration for Dana’s first EP. From live work with BBC radio 4 and Proms in the Park to singing regularly with Van Morrison, Dana’s reputation as one of Ireland’s top vocalists continues to gain momentum. Dana is very excited to be writing original material again and cant wait to share that with people!
Calling Northern Ireland home, Dana is passionate about music as a vehicle to make people and communities vibrant.