Dawn Landes is a singer-songwriter and musician originally from Louisville, Kentucky. As a recording artist she has released three full length albums: Dawn's Music (2005), Fireproof (2008), Sweetheart Rodeo (2010), and two Eps: Two, Three, Four (2006) and Mal Habillée (2012). In support of her releases, Landes has toured extensively in the US, Europe and around the world, often sharing the stage with artists such as Ray Lamontagne, Feist, Andrew Bird, Jose Gonzalez, The Weakerthans, Midlake and Suzanne Vega.
She has collaborated with contemporaries like Justin Townes Earle, Will Oldham, Hem and Josh Ritter in the studio and on the stage. Her songs have been featured in popular films and TV shows, including Bored to Death, Skins, House, Gossip Girl and United States of Tara. She composed original scores for two feature films Blackbird and Familiar Strangers and wrote the end credit song for Savage Grace starring Julianne Moore. Landes has appeared with The American Songbook Series, Boston Pops and in 2012 with the NYC Ballet at Lincoln Center for the new Benjamin Millepied ballet "Two Hearts" singing a balled entitled "The Brown Girl" as part of composer Nico Muhly's score.
Her latest album, "Mal Habillée," a collection of original french songs in the style of Ye-Ye was released in June, 2012. It features guest vocals by Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) and Tunde Adebimpe (Tv on the Radio) and an interactive ebook with illustrations by the artist Danica Novgorodoff to accompany the text. A skilled producer and engineer, she has worked at Stratosphere Sound in New York City and at Philip Glass' own personal recording studio. In 2009 Landes helped found Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn, NY.