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
11
th
First Avenue

Deer Tick + Delta Spirit

Aug
5
th
Turf Club

Willie Wisely and The Hang Ups

Oct
2
nd
Turf Club

Des Rocs

Aug
21
st
Turf Club

Nelson Devereaux and The RT's

with The Symptones