"Katie Dahl's songs aren't just melodies and words, they're journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of placebeautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That's the very best kind of songwriting."|
"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
Singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliffs of Mali, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. Though she's particularly well-respected on her home turf of Door County, Wisconsin, Katie tours regularly and has earned accolades nationwide for the depth and power of her alto voice, the literate candor of her songs, and the easy humor of her live performances. In 2015, Katie's song "Crowns" hit #1 on the folk radio charts. Her musical play "Victory Farm" premiered to high acclaim in 2012 and has since been made into a live cast album. Karen Impola of Iowa Public Radio says, "Katie Dahl's music combines a love for her rural midwestern roots, a droll wit, and a clear-eyed appraisal of modern life, all served up in a voice as rich as cream."
Katie Dahl's new album, "Wildwood," will be released Friday, September 13. Produced by Birds of Chicago's JT Nero, the album features backing vocals by Allison Russell (Po' Girl, Birds of Chicago, Our Native Daughters) as well as a host of other super-talented Nashvillians. Katie has three other original studio albums to her credit, County Line (2009), Leaky Boats and Paper Birds (2012), and Ordinary Band (2015). In 2017, Katie teamed up with Rich Higdon and Eric Lewis to record Solid Ground: The Songs of Fred Alley. Katie's musical Victory Farm (live cast album released 2012; co-written with James Valcq and Emilie Coulson) is a fictionalized account of the real-life German POWs who came to Wisconsin to pick cherries during World War II.
#25 Song, Folk DJ Charts ("In the Dark," December 2017)
#15 Album, Folk DJ Charts ("Solid Ground," October 2017)
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists Showcase (2015)
#1 Song, Folk DJ Charts ("Crowns," 2015)
#6 Album, Folk DJ Charts (Ordinary Band, 2015)
Folk Festival on WDCB #1 Album of 2015 (Ordinary Band)
Top 30 Albums of 2015, Indiana Public Radio (Ordinary Band)
Great River Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, 2nd Place (2013)
Indiana Public Radio WVPE Top 25 Albums of 2012
Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Series Songwriting Contest, 2nd Place (2012)
Big Top Chautauqua Songwriter of the Year (2010)
|Saturday May 13, 2023 7:30 PM - Saturday May 13, 2023 10:00 PM | $12.00 - $19.00
Unitarian Church - North (View)
13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53097
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
This event is accessible to those with disabilities.