On a cold January day in 1999, as I was just getting started in this music business, a friend told me she was going to see John Gorka at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem. That statement meant nothing to me at the time, because I had never heard of John Gorka, or Godfrey Daniels for that … More and the Circle Goes Round and Round
A couple of weeks have passed and I’m finally able to give you a wrap-up on our fundraiser to benefit Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley. I promised that this would be a very special show, with music and spoken word, and a unique combined effort to create a very spontaneous, pop-up chorus – and … More Find Your Voice.
It’s been a long week, and we made it through. A full work week at the day job, two rehearsals, a radio show, emceeing one night, three gigs in four days, and dancing to the Funk tonight. Gail and I are home now, eating cake and ice cream, and thinking about how much we love … More Gratitude. Peace. Love.
a musical and visual workshop, inspiring young women to overcome adversity and become leaders in their community **some mature topics – restricted to age 17 and older** Tickets are on sale now, at EventBrite. Singer/songwriter, recording artist, graphic artist, entrepreneur, mother, grandmother, wife, and community activist – Dina Hall chronicles the journey of a shy, … More Finding Your Voice, and Making It Heard
In 1976, I was 12-years old, in the sixth grade at D.D. Eisenhower Elementary School in Sayreville, NJ. I was a good student, and received an award for perfect attendance that year. I was a lieutenant on the safety patrol. I was a Girl Scout. I played shortstop for the Red Devils. I had short … More For What It’s Worth
I’m kind of old school. Last week, somebody called me ‘vintage mellow’, and it’s true, especially when I travel. I like to roll down the windows and take the long and winding roads. The ones that make you think you’re lost. The ones that get the most use out of my Volkswagen Rabbit stick shift. … More ‘Vintage Mellow’
Tonight, I had the extreme pleasure of opening the show for my friends, Porter & Sayles, at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pa. It was my first time inside that theater, let alone playing on the stage. And it’s a fine stage. Sound was wonderful, and the staff was great. I appreciate everyone who came … More Don’t Call Me Grandma
I started playing music for the masses in 1998, not too long ago. That was late in life compared to most of my peers, but it does give me a birds-eye perspective on the business. I was already married with children. This was not a dream, it was a part-time job, and I worked hard … More #TipTheBand
The past 10 months have been quite a whirlwind. I lost my hair, lost a lot of time, and had a number of setbacks. I’m trying hard to catch up, but I don’t think that’s actually possible. So, I guess it’s best to forge ahead. I’ve added a number of cover songs to my repertoire, … More I suppose I’ll never learn those lyrics.
“We hoped for snow on Christmas, but all we got was rain.” – from Michael, music & lyrics by Dina Hall It’s taken me a couple of days to reflect on the New Year’s Eve gig and the entire holiday season as well. First, I have to acknowledge how wonderful it was to share the … More “We hoped for snow on Christmas, but all we got was rain.”