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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Dana Athens. I’m a singer/songwriter and a dancer.
Do you do it for the love or the money? I’ve been in the arts all of my life purely for the love of it, but I intend on making my living as an artist as I get older, so I no longer have to waitress.
What was your first or worst job? I’ve been a waitress for almost 11 years, but I’ve had crazy side jobs as well. One of which was getting dressed up as a pink super-hero and walking around all of Manhattan.
How did you come up with the concept for your track of the Junk Yard EP? I just let the music sink in. I listen to the track for a couple weeks without writing a thing. Then suddenly, click, like a bolt of lightning it hit me and the melody and lyrics flowed out.
What can we expect next from you? I’ve just finished up an album with my band, Dana Athens & The Few, as well as finishing up several other endeavors I am really proud of and excited to release. After all this is released, I’m down for anything and just want to keep pushing myself creatively and consistently expanding as an artist.
Where can people find you online? Check me out on YouTube