- Finalist in 'Lilith Fair Talent Showcase' - 1999

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Has opened for:  Patty Larkin (Windham Hill) / Alana Davis (Atlantic) / Susan Werner (Private Music) / Martin  Simpson / Bill Morrissey / Cathy Braaten / Kelley Hunt / Marlee McLeod / Gary Puckett (remember that guy?)

-Started her own Independent Record Label ~ Lunch Money Music

- An active music promoter in Omaha, NE for three years and within Des Moines, IA ~ working with such acts as Shawn Mullins, Melissa Ferrick, Disappear Fear & others

- Stints in rock, metal, pop and blues bands touring throughout the Midwest for several years.
(Yes, we said metal!)

- Participant in Folks Festival Song School
(Lyons, CO) with the likes of Patty Larkin, Greg Brown, John Gorka, and Dar Williams

- Active in Iowa Songwriters Network

- In addition to solo performances, dawn also performs as a duo with bass player and vocalist N8 Runkel

One Secret fact: She was named after her father, Don Lutrell. But she prefers to be called dawn not Don. (Hint: please spell out when giving press info to newspapers!)