Shows

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!

Future Shows

Aug. 11 & every Sun! The Golden Bull Brazilian Grill Vinyard Haven, Martha's Vinyard, MA      5-8pm     tips

Aug. 15   Woods Hole Woodstock 60's Sing Along  Woods Hole Community Hall 68 Water St. 7-9pm      $10

Aug. 16   Circle of Sound Intergenerational Music Falmouth Public Library Main St. Falmouth    3-4pm      free!

Aug. 18   Unity Church Inspiring Spiritual Community Walden St, Hyannis                                              10am       donation

Aug. 22   Falmouth Arts Market  Harbor Bandstand Scranton Rd. Falmouth, MA                                 2-4pm      free

Sept. 18   Cotuit Center for the Arts   4404 Falmouth Rd. Cotuit, MA  Wine & Cheese                       6-8pm       tips

Oct. 13     John Lennon Fest   Falmouth Heights, British Beer                                                                   more details to come...      

Oct. 19     Jazz Stroll                  Black Dog Store Main St. Falmouth                                                            more details to come...       

Past Shows

July 27  Farmer's Market     Acoustic Folk & Kids Songs     10-1pm  Shelburne Town Green                                              Free!

July 12  Circle by the Sea    Campfire Coffeehouse, Sandy Neck Beach, Sandwich, MA  7-10pm $5-10 donation

June 21-23  Arts Alive Fest       Original & Cover songs     times TBA     Library Lawn Falmouth. MA                              Free! 

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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