Dana Wirth was born and raised in Klamath Falls. She fell in love with music when she was in the 5th grade and learned to play the cello and going into college, she began to pursue a degree in instrumental therapy.
However, after her performance in the Ross Ragland production of Les Misérables, Dana found her passion for singing and pursued a different route of Opera singing at the University of Utah. She found herself traveling to far off places such as Italy and New York to perform, and in the midst of the pandemic, found herself coming home.
With the influence of her mother, she learned how to play string instruments such as the Ukulele and Guitar and fell in love with performing Folk music.
Dana looks forward to playing for her community at the Klamath Folk Festival and wants to show young people that people from a small town can make something of themselves and that even Klamath Falls has so much to offer. “We are a very talented community and being able to see that and engage and connect in music is so important”, says Dana, “I have just been overwhelmed with the amount of love and support for people in my hometown. It is just great to sing for people who have been so loving and so supportive.”
Dana Wirth is also in competition right now to play for the Hollywood Bowl as an opener for the charity American Association for Suicide Prevention, if you haven’t voted for her performance yet, there is still time to do so on her Instagram: @danawirth9. Catch Dana Wirth’s performance at the Klamath Folk Festival on August 27th in the courtyard at 1:30PM
Klamath Folk Festival coming to Ross Ragland
Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The event will feature 12 performances across two stages at the Ragland complex between noon and 7pm, children’s activities, and food and beverage vendors.
Headlining this year’s festival will be The Brothers Reed. With their fifth studio album coming in May, along with a collaborative beer bearing their name with Pelican Brewing, The Brothers Reed are quickly becoming one of the Northwest’s most talked about acts. Their extensive performance schedule has seen upwards of 300 shows in a year across much of the United States.
Also on the bill are Shasta Music Summit co-founders, The Bee Eaters, and one-man band, savage folk artist Arthur Buezo.
Along with cultural music performances from Henry Rondeau (of the Klamath Tribes) and Jaime Jamayca Solis, acts also include Yamaha artist representative, Carl Tosten, Casey Chestnutt songwriter, Lon, High Desert Sun, The Miller Twins, Bucket, Dana Wirth, and Airin Fae. Proceeds go to help cover the ongoing nonprofit efforts and operations of the Klamath Folk Alliance and the Ross Ragland Theater.