Karen Dalton

Among all of the folk singers, eccentrics, and wannabes of the early 60s Greenwich Village scene, Karen Dalton was the shining light, the real deal. She possessed a coarse, raspy performance idiom, along with a heavy burden of personal demons, and while comparisons with Billie Holiday are inevitable, Dalton’s voice ultimately resonates with distinct significance and total clarity. She ran with the Holy Modal Rounders and their cantankerous leader Pete Stampfel, who writes of her: “She was the only folk singer I ever met with an authentic 'folk' background. She came to the folk music scene under her own steam,... Read More
City Of Origin:
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
Genre:
Folk, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Folk
Birthdate:
07/19/1937
Death date:
03/19/1993
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