Dawn Landes is a Louisville, Kentucky-born, New York City-based musician who performs under her own name. She is also a sometimes-member of the band Hem, where she has lent her voice to harmony vocals, and plays glockenspiel. She has worked as an audio engineer at Stratosphere Sound in New York City and at Philip Glass' own personal recording studio. She has shared the stage with artists such as Suzanne Vega, Jose Gonzalez, Feist, The Weakerthans, Andrew Bird, Midlake, Alexi Murdoch and many others. As a solo artist, Landes has put out four records: Having released Sweet Heart Rodeo in Europe in September 2009, Landes is actively touring to support its release. She has been enjoying much critical success and has done a variety of radio performance including NPR's World Cafe. Landes is a member of all-girl trio The Bandana Splits who are releasing their debut album August 16, 2011. Landes was married to musician Josh Ritter.