CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
Day 10

Dana Falconberry: Austin's own princess of pop-folk with mystique

Dana Falconberry: Austin's own princess of pop-folk with mystique

Name: Dana Falconberry

Featured track: "Lake Charlevoix"

Country/City of origin: Austin, Texas

Genre: Folk

In one sentence: "Her vocal experimentation nestles in campfire classical arrangements and plucked strings, dramatic rests, vibrating flourishes, brilliant countermelodies, and practical whistling accompaniment — all sounds as pastoral as wind through the trees." - The Austin Chronicle

Why we chose her: Dana Falconberry is a mysterious princess of unassuming pop-folk tunes who breathlessly juxtaposes the simplicity of the doo-wap era with a haunting, fairy-like voice. "Lake Charlevoix" is an innocent anthem of young love that could just as easily be a '60s classic as the theme to a David Lynch saga — and that mystique plays perfectly into the eclectic nature of SXSW discovery.

SXSW official show: Tuesday, March 12 at Valhalla