Upon the success of her EP “BIG STEPS|LITTLE FEET” Musician/Actor Dawn Cantwell is thrilled to be returning to Joes Pub alongside her brother and collaborator Ryan Cantwell.
Originally from the wilderness of Altadena, California, she migrated to
New York to study theatre and music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
With her diverse musical background, she now seeks to weave the poetry
of Folk music together with the raw expression of the ineffable evoked
by the Blues and Soul. She has been honored as a finalist in The Music
Center of Los Angeles Spotlight Awards' in Vocal Performance and was
also the 2011 recipient of New York Music Theatre Festivals' Next
Broadway Sensation award. Since graduating, she has been seen in
productions at City Centre Encores! and her music has been heard at The
Iridium, Birdland and Smalls as well as a scad of blackboxes in New York
and Los Angeles. She is currently in rehearsal for Second Stages
production of DogFight, directed by Joe Mantello. When she was a girl,
Dawn watched through sliding glass doors as her kitten, Tonto One, was
gobbled up by a mountain lion in her backyard. Every great songwriter
has their shimmering hurts. That’s Dawn.