| Born 1966, Toronto Ontario
Dana LaCroix, born April 1, 1966, is a Canadian-born singer and songwriter. She has released six roots and blues-influenced studio albums that incorporate elements of pop, roots-rock, country and folk music.
LaCroix was born in Toronto, Canada, to Naomi LaCroix (née: Tanaka), a registered nurse and Pat LaCroix, a Canadian musician and photographer who toured in the early sixties with The Halifax Three, a group he founded with Denny Doherty, later of the Mamas and The Papas. She cites The Halifax Three as her earliest musical influence. She is the sister of the Canadian actress, Lisa LaCroix.
Touring since 1993, LaCroix has appeared in the United States and Canada, and toured nationally in Norway and Denmark. She has been featured in on national media including CBC’s Morningside, This Morning and Morning Edition, and The Artie Lange Show in New York.
She relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1990 where she she toured nationally with guitarist, singer and songwriter, Paul Banks and took over for Champion Jack Dupree as the musical partner of Danish bluesman, Kenn Lending. She worked with Lending under the moniker Lending-LaCroix for two years, releasing a studio recording entitled Down Home Blues for Olufsen Records. Two of LaCroix’s songs, Lonely Rooms and Pride, from her independent debut release, Pride, were included in director, Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2002 feature film mystery thriller, Fear X, starring John Turturro.
LaCroix began working with Spanish bassist, songwriter and producer, Yadam Gonzales, soon thereafter, co-writing music for Eurovision Song Contest winner, Dutch pop star, ‘Hind’s’ 2005 release, Halfway Home.
LaCroix performs and records with her band in Canada, the US and Denmark, released her sixth studio cd, The Great Divide, in November 2016, and has begun a duo project with Murali Coryell, son of jazz legend, Larry Coryell.
She resides in Upstate New York with her husband.