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This Christmas

by Dawn Marie

Fun, upbeat country Christmas music
Genre: Holiday: Country
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“I Don’t Ever Remember Not Liking Music.”

Whether it was singing in choir at church, asking whatever adult she could find to play a song just so she could sing along, or singing at school, Dawn Marie’s story has always included her love of music. This love turned into a passion and that passion into a calling as she grew up, eventually landing her one of the coveted spots at the Dorian Vocal Festival and a scholarship to Luther College. “Music is the only thing I’ve REALLY gravitated towards, so if it wasn’t there…I’m really not sure what I’d be doing with my life. Probably watching Friends reruns?”

After college, Dawn spent years performing country and rock music for audiences all over the midwest, honing her performing and songwriting skills. She leveraged that time traveling, performing, and most importantly, learning about playing live. She’s a natural performer with the experience and passion to command an audience’s attention. She has had the pleasure of sharing stages with many talented national acts, such as Sara Evans, Diamond Rio, Tyler Farr, John Beland, Little Texas, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more.​

In 2017, she released her first EP, which was recorded at Drum Farm Studio in rural Wisconsin, and produced by John L. Richardson (Tommy Keene, Gin Blossoms, Badfinger). The six-song, eponymous EP showcases Dawn’s voice and her story, on Not Yours Anymore, she sings:

“Gave too much time, too much heart, too many nights, I fell apart.”

It’s that realization that something’s not working, and won’t be fixed. Sometimes the only answer is to move on. Her personality comes through on this entire record: hopeful, confident, bold, kind, and resilient.

With her latest release, Ready, Set, Girl Go, Dawn Marie explores new emotional territory with songs about life and love, heartache and humor. The five-song EP saw her return to Drum Farm Studio, with John L. Richardson producing again. This record features the songwriting and musicianship of R. Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn, Liz Phair, Tommy Keene). On the first single, “Out of the Blue”, Dawn takes us on a journey into the melancholy, regret, and defiance of love’s never-ending surprises.

“It’s gonna hit you right out of the blue, don’t even know what you’re gonna do. You can try and forget about me but you won’t—just wait and see.”

On A Reason to Stay, Dawn Marie was inspired by the stories of close friends who had survived verbal, and even physical abuse. “They would say ‘I don’t know how much more I can take.’ and in the next sentence say ‘But I need to see them through this hard time.’ It was hard to hear, partly because of my own experiences of manipulation and emotional abuse.”

“but when tomorrow becomes today, she’ll find another reason to stay.”

“My Music is my heart. It’s how I share my thoughts, and my love of melody and harmony with others. There’s not a ton of things in life that can speak to all languages. Music, I feel, does that.”

Get to Know Dawn Marie
Four interesting facts about Dawn Marie…

Favorite TV Show: Friends… :-) just waiting for that reunion movie…
Pets: I have a black lab, Ziggi, he’s my furry kid
Hobbies: I’m a crafty person, I can scrapbook, glue and glitter with the best of them.
Secret Powers: I’m a trained graphic designer as well, so that’s also fun for me when I get to be on projects.

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