Press Kit

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

- Chicago 6 Corners


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.

Click here for Dawn's full biography.

Downloadable Photos

Dawn Xiana Moon Press Photo

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Photo Credit: Michael Rush

Dawn Xiana Moon Press Photo

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Dawn Xiana Moon Press Photo

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Photo Credit: Michael Rush

Dawn Xiana Moon Press Photo

JPG, high res (web)
Photo Credit: Michael Rush

Press Quotes

"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

"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."


"Reflective and poetic."

- Toledo Free Press

"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

Selected Press

Past Venues

Dawn has performed in 30 cities and 10 states throughout the Midwest and East Coast. The following is a small 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:

  • Sound requirements for solo shows: Two vocal mics with boom stands, one grounded power outlet within 20 feet of the stage, one direct input for an acoustic guitar, one direct input for a keyboard (if you are not providing a piano).
  • Sound requirements for full band shows: In addition to the above, one instrument mic or input for an upright bass amp, 2-6 instrument mics for a jazz drum kit (for larger venues only), possibly one instrument mic for an erhu (Chinese violin).
  • Piano requirements: Either a piano that has been recently tuned or a fully-weighted, 88-key keyboard with good piano sounds

Full Contract Rider


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

Phone: 708.462.2481

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