Press Kit

"At times breathless and other times quietly fierce... intelligent folk-pop."

- Chicago 6 Corners


Chicago Reader's "Best Stage Performer," "Best Singer-Songwriter" (runner up), & "Best World Music Act" (runner up)

A seductive and passionate voice, evocative songwriting, and formal training make Dawn Xiana Moon one of the most distinctive Asian-American singers of her generation. With influences ranging from traditional Chinese music to modern American folk, she bridges the musical traditions of the East and West.

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Selected Press

"A multitude of flavors and languages that must be heard to be experienced."

- The Chronicles

"A musical brew in several languages that draws influences from sources as disparate as Han Dynasty literature and Americana."

- Broadway World

"Speeding her fingers over the keys to display a sparkling array of reflective ivory as she sang over her shoulder ... The general of the next undeniable vanguard."

- Lumino Magazine

"Reflective and poetic."

- Toledo Free Press

"Literate, honest, and observant."

- The Chronicles

Wise beyond her years."

- Pioneer Press

"In this day and age of cookie cutter 'American Idol' music, where the emphases are on the next big hit, it is refreshing to find someone that brings passion and feeling back to their music."


"As original as they come."

- Ken Fong, Asian America Podcast

"A powerful, multi-octave voice and lyrics that paint pictures and tell a story in your mind... one of my favorite performers."

- Michael Teach, Chicago Acoustic Underground

Past Venues

Dawn has performed in 30 cities and 10 states throughout the Midwest and East Coast. The following is a partial list of venues where she has played.


  • Chicago:
    • Schubas
    • Martyrs
    • Andersonville Midsommarfest
    • Chinatown Summer Fair
    • Lincoln Hall
    • The Abbey Pub
    • Katerina's
    • Uncommon Ground
    • The Red Line Tap
    • The Heartland Cafe
    • Underground Lounge
    • Subterranean


  • Boston:
    • Harvard University


  • Ann Arbor:
    • University of Michigan
    • Element Music Fest
    • Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
    • University Reformed Church
    • Espresso Royale Caffe
    • Ann Arbor Vineyard Church
  • Dearborn:
    • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Holland:
    • Lemonjello's
  • Lansing:
    • Magdalena's Tea House
  • Saginaw:
    • Peace Lutheran Church
  • Ypsilanti:
    • Ypsilanti Heritage Festival


  • Minneapolis:
    • Acadia Cafe

New Jersey

  • Allendale:
    • Holy Grounds


  • Cincinnati:
    • Rohs Street Cafe


  • Milwaukee:
    • University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Basic Requirements

For venues with sound systems:

Solo Shows

  • 2 Vocal mics with boom stands
  • 1 Grounded power outlet within 20 feet of the stage
  • 2 Direct inputs (acoustic guitar, keyboard if no piano is available)

Full Band Shows

  • 2 Vocal mics with boom stands
  • 1 Grounded power outlet within 20 feet of the stage
  • 2 Direct inputs (acoustic guitar, keyboard if no piano is available)
  • 3-6 Instrument mics (drum kit and bass amp - for larger venues only)

Piano Requirements

  • Either a piano that has been recently tuned or a fully-weighted, 88-key keyboard with good piano sounds.


For booking, press inquiries, etc. please contact Ink and Sound:

Phone: 708.462.2481

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