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.