Tailstix Is Talking About Dana Rice Music…


Hey just wanted to give  a quick update about something really cool that happened recently – TailStix, a major resource for the Atlanta Film Community just did a story on Dana Rice Music as part of their Working Musician series! Much gratitude to the founder and editor Joe Swift for including me.

Check out the article at http://tailstix.com/dana-rice-singersongwriter-and-vocal-coach/


Labor Day Weekend


Be part of what the “cool” people are doing in the ATL on Saturday 9/2 at Jazz In The Ring! Tickets are available at jazzinthering1.eventbrite.com

See You There!

Mostly Folk Podcast Plays Monday Is Coming!


The great thing about music is… it knows no boundaries!!! Never in a million years would I have guessed that a folk station would play anything I wrote, but that’s exactly what happened on June 17th. Now that was already a significant day since my husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary, but then THIS happened…

Artie Martello, the go-to guy for classic folk, indie folk and bluegrass, added the teen pop version of Monday Is Coming (sung by Mary Rene Quarles) to his Mostly Folk Podcast Episode 293! Now what you need to know is this podcast has listeners around the world – the Philippines, Tunisia, Holland, Great Britain, France – you name it! So there you have it – Monday Is Coming is a perfect example of why the podcast is called Mostly Folk – It’s that unexpected little twist in Episode 293 – not true to the genre but counted worthy enough to be included by the one and only Artie Martello! Thanks so much, Artie!

A fun fact about Artie is that before getting into radio and starting his podcast, he was an educator- just like you know who (me)!

Be sure to check out the Mostly Folk Podcast and expand your musical palate!

WJMX Smooth Jazz Boston Becomes FIRST Radio Station To Play Dana Rice Music!


HUGE Thank You to WJMX founder Jeff Moses for believing in my work and sharing it with the world on Smooth Jazz Boston!!!

Of course I was honored when Smooth Jazz Boston expressed an interest in playing my music, but after listening to the station and hearing the EPIC music they play I am in awe.  On the morning of June 6, 2017 I woke up to a message from Jeff Moses saying he would be playing both of the songs I had submitted! First he played Monday Is Coming which is a collaboration between myself, my vocal student Mary Rene Quarles and Jayne Olderman. And to top it off Jeff played Every Everywhere – a tune that is graced with the production skills of my awesome friend Preston Powell.

Thank you Jeff Moses for being responsible for this magical moment!

Here is my reaction – And this is why you should comb your hair before you check your messages in the morning!

If you’re not familiar with WJMX Smooth Jazz Boston, stop what you’re doing right now and take a moment to listen live at www.SmoothJazzBoston.com. You can also download the Smooth Jazz Boston Radio app to listen. Your ears will thank you!!!

12 Songs For Mother’s Day

From contemporary songs to back in the day Old Skool songs, this playlist has tunes that remind us why we love Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours!

Replay of Radio Interview with Joyce White! — Big Dreams Concert

Talking with Joyce White about the Big Dreams Concert was a wonderful experience! Click below to listen in on the conversation at the 45 minute mark! //percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=587129&episodeId=9627145

via Replay of Radio Interview with Joyce White! — Big Dreams Concert

Live Concert Happening June 11th


For the 2nd year in a row, I’ll be performing with my guitar friend from Pennsylvania – Russell Ferrara and Derwyn Brown from Atlanta. This year Kim Robson will be on flute. We’ll perform new music from Russell and myself as well as audience favorites from last year. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2544873

It’s Official!


The Official LOOP Selections have been announced for The LOOP Showcase: Filmmakers & Composers Theme Event on Feb 20th and my song “Dance of Life” is one of them!!! Click here to get the back story of the song. Thank you to Indie Film Loop for this honor. Get info about the event here.

Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and composers in the showcase!

New Music – Big Dreams


Big Dreams Lyrics (copyright 2015 by Dana Rice)

It’s been knocking on the door of your heart for a lifetime, lifetime, lifetime

Poking you and daring you to be the you you wanna be
Incredibly persistently
You open your eyes and it’s in the skies
Whispers in your ear when you’re in bed at night
Time that you rise up
Time that you show up
Time that you stand up stand up finally

Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams are calling you

I see you fretting. Hear you saying that the world is moving to fast for you. Too fast for you
I pray today you realize that all you have is everything you have inside
And I’ll tell you more
You’re the only one that’s under the sun who can do what you do
So we’re waiting for you
You’re never too small to make a mark in this world
The treasure inside you can never ignore

Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams are calling you

Big dreams don’t come easily
But you’ll regret it if you don’t give it all you’ve got You’re right on the line
Closer than you think
So start now chasing those

Big Dreams Big Dreams Big Dreams

Big Dreams are calling you

Calling you to come on and move to your destiny
Calling you to come on and move to your destiny
Calling you to come on and move to your destiny
Calling you to come on and move to your destiny

Big dreams
Talking bout big dreams. Big dreams. Big dreams are calling you

Big dreams
Big dreams
Big dreams are calling you

Download Big Dreams on iTunes and CD Baby

Purchase Tickets To Hear It Live at the Big Dreams Concert

on Sunday, Dec. 20th at 6pm

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth, GA