CHARLIE DANE to Return to SXSW Festival, 3/16

CHARLIE DANE, one of the fastest rising independent female singer/songwriters in America, has been confirmed to perform during the SXSW Festival at "Invasion of the GoGirls" on March 16, 2013 at Austin Java - 1206 Parkway (12th/Lamar) in Austin, TX. The show is open to all ages, and is free to enter! Doors open at 12 and Charlie Dane hits the stage at 3:30pm.

Visit or call (512) 476-1829 for more info. Past performers on this showcase have included Sarah Bettens (of K's Choice), Melissa Ferrick, Cheyenne Kimball, Rachael Sage, Jennifer Marks and many others.

"Being able to perform and network with other up and coming musicians during the biggest music festival of the year is a blessing"; Charlie Dane said "Last time we were at the event, we met so many amazing people, and I can't wait to see what this year's showcase has in store for us".

What is the SXSW Conference? By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show at the Austin Convention Center and partake in a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. At night, the SXSW Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over one hundred stages in downtown Austin, TX during the middle of March each year. The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants today.

The career of Charlie Dane is seeing strong upward movement over the past several years; recently she was chosen as one of the seven youth artist Finalists aged 13 to 20 from across the country who contributed original songs to the non-profit PAVE the Way Project which raises awareness of dating violence alongside their peers. The winning artist performed in a recording of a new song written by GRAMMY Award winner Salvador Santana, collaborating alongside his father, 10-time GRAMMY Award winner, Carlos Santana.<

In June 2012 she joined the world class lineup for the 8th annual Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain, NY headlined by Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule and the legendary Steve Winwood from Traffic and Blind Faith with performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dawes, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band among others. The past two summers, Charlie has been playing at music festivals such as South by Southwest, Gathering of the Vibes, Great South Bay Music Festival, Equifunk, the Clearwater Music Festival, the Flood City Music Festival, the 27 and 28th Annual Oyster Festivals as well as for Camps-R-Us and Girl Scout Summer Camps and the Westfield and Simon Malls.

She has also wowed audiences across NYC, opening up for Eric Krasno at Sullivan Hall, for Papa Grows Funk at Hiro Ballroom (at a benefit to help Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp), and for members of The Radiators - playing as Raw Oyster Cult at AOA. Additionally, Charlie has appeared on stage as a duet with the great George Porter Jr and the Runnin Pardners and has been invited back several times to the legendary Bitter End from the recognition that she received at their "Chick Singer Night" series.

2012 also saw the release of her debut record, "Dreamland" which is available now on her website as well as on iTunes and the other major music download services.

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