Elexa Dawson

Elexa creates community-focused Americana music with soulful vocals and connection to land. Oklahoma Native, Elexa now calls the Kansas Flint Hills her home. Her debut album, "Music is Medicine" (Lost Cowgirl Records), has been nominated for five Native American Music Awards, and her single, "Mother" is the latest of two Top Ten hits on SiriusXM's IMC. Potawatomi activist and educator, Elexa facilitates songwriting workshops, talking circles, and relational plant education. 

First recognized as the founding member of Weda Skirts, two albums (Artist: The Skirts, “Many Moons” 2016, “Mother” 2018) present songs influenced by her Potawatomi heritage, nature, family, love and loss. Elexa also performs with Heyleon, a cross-pollination of established Kansas musicians. “Friends & Family” and “Fiddle Road” were both released by Elexa's burgeoning record label, Turns Out Records.

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Award-winning songwriter and skilled entertainer, Elexa Dawson leads with a red-dirt-honey voice and stay-with-you memorable melodies. “Music is Medicine” titles her 2019 studio album and names her life’s purpose. Founding member of Weda Skirts and Heyleon.

Elexa's music is supported by patreon

“Join me on my creative exploration of what it means to be Neshnabe, the Potawatomi’s name for ourselves, meaning originally human. original, created, connected, elemental”