Katie Dahl
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Katie Dahl

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Katie Dahl on Wisconsin Public Radio"

Katie recently gave an hour-long interview and performance on Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen to the link here (free download): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/katie-dahl/id636002213?i=159985119&mt=2 - Wisconsin Public Radio


""Wickedly smart...""

"Katie Dahl . . . combine[s] old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered ina rich and expressive alto." - Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


"WVPE Top 25 List"

Katie's record Leaky Boats and Paper Birds was named one of the Top 25 Albums of 2012 by WVPE, Indiana Public Radio. - WVPE - Indiana Public Radio


"Wisconsin Public Radio says..."

"Singer-songwriter Katie Dahl keeps getting better and better. "Leaky Boats and Paper Birds" is a beautifully crafted album, with poetic lyrics made even more evocative by gorgeous melodies and lovely guitar picking. Katie's low, rich voice is the real deal, and you can feel her love for the land, lakes and people of the Upper Midwest in every song. The production and backing musicians are also top-notch." - Stephanie Elkins, Wisconsin Public Radio - Stephanie Elkins, Wisconsin Public Radio


"Parker Palmer says..."

"Katie Dahl has a keen eye for the life of the heart and the life of the world. She also has a sharp pen, a strong voice, and the intelligence, compassion and musical sensibility to write and perform songs that are a pure joy to hear. Katie makes me see, feel and think about things that are real, and gives me good laughs, heart-tugs and inspiration along the way. County Line is a superb debut album. May it be the first of many from a singer-songwriter you need to get to know." - Bestselling author and poet Parker J. Palmer - July 2009


"Karen Mal says..."

"Katie Dahl is a writer of such depth and laser-sharp perception, you almost expect her to have a thousand shows and a million miles behind her. But then she shows up with a stage demeanor that is so innocent and utterly without guile, you wonder at her maturity." - Summer 2010


"Claudia Russell says..."

"Katie Dahl is a honey-throated alto thrush and an eagle-eyed songwriter who soars high on her debut album."
- Fall 2010


Discography

Leaky Boats and Paper Birds, 2012
Victory Farm (original musical play and cast album), 2012
County Line, 2009

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"Katie Dahl keeps getting better and better. Leaky Boats and Paper Birds is a beautifully crafted album, with poetic lyrics made even more evocative by gorgeous melodies and lovely guitar picking. Katie's low, rich voice is the real deal, and you can feel her love for the land, lakes and people of the Upper Midwest in every song."
- Stephanie Elkins, Wisconsin Public Radio

"Katie Dahl . . . combines old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto."
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Wisconsin singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliff country of Mali, West Africa, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. The depth and power of Dahl's alto voice, the literate candor of her original songs, and the easy humor of her live performances have earned her the chance to share stages with some of America's most respected songwriters, including Julie Gold, Cheryl Wheeler, and Dar Williams. In 2010, she was named Big Top Chautauqua Songwriter of the Year; in 2012 she placed second in the Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Series Songwriting Contest. This past year has seen not only the release of Dahl's critically acclaimed second album, Leaky Boats and Paper Birds, but also the world premiere production of her original musical, Victory Farm.

Though Dahl currently makes her home in rural Door County, Wisconsin, she travels extensively, playing intimate house concerts as well as established venues like Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Richly steeped in the folk songwriter tradition, Dahl navigates the muddy waters between the personal and the public with the skill of a writer twice her age. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says, "Katie Dahl . . . combine[s] old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive alto."

California singer-songwriter Claudia Russell agrees, calling Katie "a honey-throated alto thrush and an eagle-eyed songwriter," while Austin singer-songwriter Karen Mal says, "Katie Dahl is a writer of such depth and laser-sharp perception, you almost expect her to have a thousand shows and a million miles behind her. But then she shows up with a stage demeanor that is so innocent and utterly without guile, you wonder at her maturity."

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