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ACL Fest Band of the Day: Dana Falconberry

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Virginia Yapp

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 25, 2013

From: Austin (via Michigan)

ACL Fest set: 12:20 p.m. Friday, Austin Ventures (week one)

In 50 words or less: Falconberry moved to Austin in 2004, and performed with Peter & the Wolf before making a name for herself with her delicate, enchanting folk songs. Last year’s breakthrough album “Leelanau” — inspired by the singer’s childhood home in Michigan — offers pretty orchestration alongside Falconberry’s childlike, fragile vocals.

Could share a bill with: Maria Mena, Sia, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens

Bunhead beginnings: Falconberry studied classical ballet and modern dance growing up in the Great Lake State, before ultimately deciding to switch her focus to making music as a teenager.