Dawna's Summer 2021 Gigs
Wed. July 21 5-6:30 pm Cotuit Center for the Arts “Wine & Cheese” $10, $5 for members https://artsonthecape.org/explore/wine-music-wednesday-july-2021
Wed. July 28 7:30 pm Cotuit Center for the Arts “Back to the Garden” Joni Mitchell Tribute! $30, $25 members https://artsonthecape.org/explore/dawna-hammers-back-to-the-garden
Thurs. Aug. 5 2-4 pm Falmouth Arts Market; Falmouth Harbor Band Shell 180 Scranton Avenue Free! http://www.falmouthartmarket.com
Sat. Aug. 14 7pm “Mother & Son” Woods Hole Community Hall Water St. Falmouth With my son on drums! $15
Sun. Aug. 15 3pm “Mother & Son” First Parish Universalist; Stoughton With my son on drums!
Fri. Aug. 20 7-9pm Circle by the Sea Campfire on Sandy Neck Beach, Sandwich. Donation http://artsfalmouth.org/event/circle-by-the-sea/
Sat. Sept. 11 Arts Alive Festival Library Lawn, Falmouth https://artsfalmouth.org/aboutus/arts-alive-2020/
Sun. Sept.19 10am First Parish Universalist; Stoughton musical, spiritual service led by Dawna! https://firstparishstoughton.org
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Shows Dawna is multi-talented & has a diverse array of shows & music to offer
Singer. Songwriter Dawna's original songs are moving, inspiring and entertaining. Everyone loves her voice and her piano playing is both rhythmic and melodic. Dawna also plays acoustic guitar and dulcimer, native drums & flutes. Her messages of love, heartbreak, healing, unity, Earth & Spirit are so amazing and needed especially now at this time for all to hear.
Joni Mitchell Tribute “Back to the Garden” is a chronological show of Joni’s earliest songs such as “Both Sides Now” & “Circle Game” up to her jazzier tunes on Hejira! Similar to Joni, Dawna performs on a variety of instruments; piano, guitar & dulcimer and her wide ranging voice captures Joni’s tambour like no other! Audiences of all ages love this show and keep coming back for more. Dawna can perform “Back to the Garden” solo or with a great band featuring Rich Hill on bass, Pat Ryan on guitar, Klem Klimek on Saxophone, Harmonica & vocals and Lisa Esperson and Sam Holmstock on percussion.
Woodstock Tribute Take a trip back in time with great versions of songs from the 60's by The Beatles, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Cowsills, Sunny & Cher, Scott McKenzie, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Creedence Clearwater Revival & Canned Heat! Break out the tie-dye, love beads, bell bottoms and sandals for this fun fest tribute!
Senior Sing Alongs Dawna has been both a caregiver and entertainer for seniors with dementia and alzheimers for many years. They love her and she loves them and has an amazing way of getting them to smile, sing and move to all their old, favorite songs. Dawna brings lyrics & easily teaches the songs. Music is the one thing that touched ALL parts of the brain!
Ballads, Bossa's & Blues Perfect for you restaurant, cafe or club. Dawna has been entertaining for years and has a great variety of everyone's favorite songs. People can order them from her "Song Menu" on their cell phones! She also does great versions of swing, soul, sixties & classic rock songs! See her "Song Menu" page of this website.
Bootsy Hammers Band Put on your dancing shoes and dance to swinging blues, soul & classic rock songs. Dawna's rocking' rhythmic piano playing, soulful voice and great back up band with bass, drums and saxophone will deliver! Songs by Dawna, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Tracy Chapman, Bonny Raitt, James Brown,Van Morrison, etc
Educational School Shows Dawna has been teaching kids of all ages for years. Her school shows are both fun and important! Kids of all ages are so inspired by her. Dawna can do whole school assemblies or short term residencies that incorporate the kids into the show for the whole school. Here are some of the themes but she can create what you need.
Songs for the Earth Teaches our deep connection between music and the earth
I Have a Dream Teaches about knowing yourself, reaching your goals & honoring diversity for Dr. MLK
African American Music Journey with songs from traditional Africa, slavery, civil rights, jazz, blues, soul, rock & rap
Turning Around Teaches the importance of creative expression to avoid drinking, drugs and depression
The Art of Songwriting Teaches how to write songs & who some of the great songwriters from past to present are
Music & Math Teaches rhythm & drumming w/ counting, fractions, addition, multiplication & sub-division
Musical Spiritual Services Dawna has been singing and leading music in many churches and healing centers for many years, She can be a guest musician or lead a whole musical spiritual service which such themes as; Healing Music, Dreams, Diversity, Earthday, Love, Peace, The Spiritualism of Space, Giving Thanks and many other Social, Political, Spiritual themes.
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