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.
Check out all the pics & videos on this site and on YouTube!
June 21-23 Arts Alive Fest Original & Cover songs times TBA Library Lawn Falmouth. MA Free!
July 27 Farmer's Market Acoustic Folk & Kids Songs 10-1pm Shelburne Town Green Free!
Canceled due to Road Race ! Aug. 16 & 17 Woodstock Revival Woods Hole Community Hall 7--9pm 68 Water St.
Oct. 13 John Lennon Fest Falmouth Heights, British Beer more details to come
May 4 May Day Celebration Come sing, drum & dance! Arts Week Event 1-3 Falmouth Arts Center $5
May 12 Mother & Son Mother's Day Concert with my son! 3:00pm Lilypad 1353 Cambridge St. Cambridge $10
May 25 Half Moon Sober Fest All weekend Sober Festival 10pm New Boston, NH
June 6 Discover Jazz Fest Annual Joni Mitchell Tribute 6:30-8 Radio Bean Cafe 9 Winooski St. VT donation
April 28 Songs for the Earth 2nd Annual Earthday Concert 3:00 pm Town Green & First Congo Church Falmouth $10
March 16 Sing into Spring! Family Sing-Along Vinyard Montessori School 9:30 am 286 Main St. Vinyard Haven Free!
"Last Lullaby" Debut of my Irish Ballad @ Death Cafe 2pm W. Tisbury Library Martha's Vinyard donation
March 11 "Last Lullaby" Debut of my Irish Ballad @ Death Cafe 1rst Congreg. 68 Main St. Fal. 7:30pm donation
Feb. 19 Love Songs Mashpee Senior Center 2-3pm 26 Frank E. Hicks Dr.Mashpee Free!
Dec. 15 "Dark before the Dawn" Pre-Solstice Concert 7:30-9 Congregational Church 68 Main St. Falmouth $10
Nov. 3 Joni Mitchell Birthday Tribute w/ band! 7:30-9 Congregational Church 68 Main St. Falmouth $15
Oct. 20 Jazztober Fest with my swinging band! 6:45-8 Black Dog Store 214 Main St. Falmouth Free!
Aug. 28 Woodstock Tribute Mashpee Senior Center 2:00-3 26 Frank E. Hicks Dr. Mashpee Free!
Aug. 24 Circle by the Sea Campfire 7:00-10 Sandy Neck Beach, Sandwich Donation
July 28 Shelburne Farmers Market in my old hometown! 10am-1 Shelburne Village Green Donation
Aug. 2 Family Sing-Along West Falmouth Library 6:00-7 575 W. Falmouth Hywy Donation
Aug. 18 Summertime Blues w/ Les Sampou! 7:00-9 68 Water St. Woods Hole, MA $15
July 14 2nd Annual Joni Mitchell Tribute Community Hall 7:00-9 68 Water St. Woods Hole, MA $10
June 17 Arts Alive Festival with new swinging band! 11am Main St. Falmouth, MA Free!
June 15 Arts Alive Festival I'm kicking off this 3 day fest! 5-5:30 Main St. Falmouth, MA Free!
June 3 3rd Annual Joni Mitchell TributeDiscover Jazz Fest 5:30-7 Radio Bean Cafe 8 No. Winooski Ave. Donation
May 31 Dawna Hammers in Concert on Grand Piano 7:00-8 W. Falmouth Library 575 W. Fal. Hywy Donation
April 21 Dawna's Pre-Earth Day Concert! 1rst Congreg. 7:00-9 68 Main St. Falmouth, MA Free!
Jan. 18 World Unity Choir "Universal Love" MLK Tribute 3:00-4 Unitarian Universalist, Falmouth, Donation
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