DANA THOMPSON

Born in Sandstone, MN and raised in Hibbing, MN Dana demonstrated musical talent at a very early age. Dana enjoyed performing in musical theater while living on the Iron Range. She started playing piano at age 12. At 15, she moved to Duluth, MN and started focusing on guitar. After graduation, Dana moved to Minneapolis, MN, famous for its diverse musical culture, and began performing in coffee shops, bars, and at small music festivals. A few years later, she moved to Austin, TX for a short time to study guitar and songwriting. After returning to Minneapolis, Dana became a founding member and one of the lead singers of the jazz band "Strawdogs" which eventually became Hot Head Fiasco. During that time Dana founded the band The Minor Planets with Eric Christopher. After leaving the jazz scene, Dana released her solo record, Ox. In 2012, Dana reunited with Eric to produce their critically acclaimed record Shadow in the Water by The Minor Planets. Next up, solo record number two.

Past Shows


Mar
6
th
2016
Turf Club
Mar
6
th
2016
Turf Club

John Hermanson, THE HOUSE OF MERCY BAND and The Blood Washed Band

with Matt Arthur, Corpse Reviver, Daddy Squeeze and more!

More Shows

Nov
7
th
Turf Club

Bartees Strange

with Pom Pom Squad and They Hate Change
Nov
8
th
First Avenue

Two Door Cinema Club

with Day Wave
Jul
1
st
First Avenue

Sharma Boy (with live band)

Sep
15
th
Fine Line

Russian Circles