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11/11/18 - 6PM - Dawna Stafford
Hotel RL Olympia
Dawna Stafford | Live on The Living Stage | An Evening of Indie-Folk Rock
Dawna Stafford is a northwest musician, athlete and small business owner from Portland, Oregon. She pursues her life’s passions with a goal to motivate and inspire others by being genuine and transparent in her personal journey.
Music is a fundamental part of Dawna’s life. She started playing piano as a young child but struggled learning to read music. “I was unable to read staff music fluently so I’d memorize the pieces yet still flip the pages of my music during performances to hide what I thought was a deficit in my ability.” In her early 20’s she picked up the acoustic guitar and began learning to play, “It was a busier time of life with a full time career and becoming a mom for the first time but I learned and practiced when I could.” Even though she has been largely self-taught she has had the opportunity to learn from and play with many talented musicians over the years.
Her music carries a message of positivism, hope, love and transformation with acoustic arrangements that are upbeat, sensitive and lyric driven. Dawna plays throughout the Northwest including Portland, Vancouver, Spokane, Idaho and Seattle. She is also active on the music ministry team at her home church.