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Genres You Will Love
Moods: Solo Female Artist Spoken Word: With Music Urban/R&B: Soul Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul Jazz: Jazz-Funk

By Location
United States - Georgia United States - United States

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Dana Rice

I'm one of those people for whom music is EVERYTHING all the time! I hear it in places nobody expects it to be. It finds me when I don't want to be found. It finds me at the exact moment I need to be found. I believe that music can do that for everybody and that is why I make music.

I have a tendancy to write mostly mid tempo songs with very little instrumentation because I like the way it lets the message and the music breathe. I like songs that you can actually hear what is going on not only in the song but inside you as you listen. So when you need to calm your soul, that's a good time to click on a Dana Rice song. It was written to give you that comforting feeling of finally being home.

Speaking of home, being born and raised in Mississippi plays a huge role in what and how I write. There is a reason why it is the birthplace of America's music. To me great music comes out of great struggle. Struggle is what unites us as humans. Thankfully music is one of those gifts that helps us rise from the struggle. That's what it does for me. My inspiration comes from my faith in God, my husband and two kids, my friends, and family. When I'm writing, every part of me writes. The girl whose parents were divorced, the teenager who met and got engaged to her husband after only 4 months, the overachiever who could never quite find her place, the mother, the older sister, the only child (try to figure that one out) and the wife who is still married to that same man after 20 years are in every song that I write.

Although I am a classically trained pianist, my deepest musical roots are in Gospel and Soul with artists like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin. Fans of Jill Scott and Heather Headley will get a warm, fuzzy feeling from the mix of Piano and Vocal sprinkled with Spoken Soul.

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