Love Lives On Dana Fuchs
- 1Backstreet Baby04:00
- 2Nobody's Fault but Mine03:34
- 3Callin' Angels03:47
- 4Sittin' On04:32
- 5Love Lives On03:33
- 6Sad Solution03:44
- 7Faithful Sinner04:43
- 9Ready to Rise04:25
- 10Fight My Way03:22
- 11Battle Lines03:38
- 12Same Sunlight03:52
- 13Ring of Fire04:05
Info for Love Lives On
Love Lives On is certainly Dana's most soulful-blues focused effort yet and may just be her best work to date.
The years spent reverently studying the music of Otis Redding and Etta James, the grueling tours, the tragic death of 4 family members in the space of a few years all led to the Music + Arts recording studio at Archer Records in Memphis last May. In just 11 days, Dana Fuchs exacted the beginning of her climb out of the darkness to proclaim the ultimate truth that Love Lives On, poising herself to face the future with brand new music and a newborn story of redemption.
Dana Fuchs and her music partner, Jon Diamond have crafted an incredible album of new soul-influenced songs with a little help from new songwriting partners, most notably, Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman).
The album also features distinctive covers from Memphis icons Otis Redding and Johnny Cash, to render a cohesive body of Memphis Soul done Dana-style.
Dana Fuchs, vocals, guitar
Jon Diamond, guitar, harmonica
Reverend Charles Hodges, organ
Jack Daley, bass
Glen Patscha, piano, Wurlitzer
Steve Potts, drums
Eric Lewis, pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin
Felix Hernandez, congas
Reba Russell, backing vocals
Susan Marshall, backing vocals
Hailed as the new Janis Joplin, even before she played the legendary rock icon in an off-Broadway musical, Dana Fuchs is a raspy-voiced blues-rock singer/songwriter whose versatile career has embraced music, theater, and film. Born in New Jersey in 1976, she later moved to the small rural town of Wildwood, Florida with her musically oriented family, where, at age 12, she began singing in the First Baptist Gospel Choir. Inspired by her parents' Ray Charles and Hank Williams record collection, she moved to New York to sing the blues after leaving high school, where she teamed up with Jon Diamond, a seasoned guitarist who had previously performed with Joan Osborne.
Together, they formed the Dana Fuchs Band, which built up a reputation as one of the best live acts on the city's blues circuit, leading to Fuchs landing the lead role in the Eric Nederlander production of Randall Myler's Janis Joplin musical, Love Janis.
In 2003, they released their first album, Lonely for a Lifetime, through Antler King Records, but Fuchs put the band on hold until 2008 in order to concentrate on other commitments. She starred as Sadie in Julie Taymor's 2007 Beatles-based musical romantic drama Across the Universe, singing two solos ("Helter Skelter" and "Why Don't We Do It in the Road"), made a brief cameo in the 2008 ensemble piece New York, I Love You, and wrote and performed on the soundtrack to the Maggie Gyllenhaal movie Sherrybaby.
After 2008's Live in NYC, recorded at B.B. King's, she toured with Ray Davies and Dickey Betts before releasing her second studio album, Love to Beg, via her own label in 2011.
This album contains no booklet.