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MADISON FOLK SOCIETY | KATIE DAHL

610 North St
Madison, WI 53704
OVERVIEW

“Razor-sharp lyrics with a hearty, soulful voice.” American Songwriter

“Katie Dahl’s songs aren’t just melodies and words, they’re journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of place—beautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That’s the very best kind of songwriting.” Dar Williams

“Katie Dahl makes good music- the songs are wise and steady, and make a case for the plain beauty of the everyday. In unsettled times she brings us a grounded spirit.” Peter Mulvey

“Katie Dahl is the real deal. She’s a ‘regional’ artist the way Robert Frost is a regional artist, meaning everybody in the world can appreciate the way she captures the spirit of a place–and the generations of humans who’ve lived, loved and died there–with such grace, nuance and grit.”

JT Nero (Birds of Chicago)

“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.”

Karen Impola, Iowa Public Radio

“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.”

Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Smart, tough-minded and positive, Katie Dahl’s work is grounded in a place—Door County, Wisconsin—and its community. But her songs are for everyone. A rock-solid musician and rigorous poet, her songs unfold with equal measures of inevitability and surprise—compassion’s welcome dart to the heart.”

Andrew Calhoun, Waterbug Records



“Poetic lyrics made even more evocative by gorgeous melodies and lovely guitar picking. Katie Dahl’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 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. . . . A singer-songwriter you need to get to know.”

Parker J. Palmer (author of A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach)

“Imagine songs wrapped in a plaid flannel shirt and delivered with deep velvet vocals that evoke a tapestry of American scenes and people. That’s Katie Dahl you’re hearing, weaving the stories of her life – and yours. She is the quintessential real deal. Don’t ever miss a chance to see or hear her. Ever.” Al Kniola, 88.1 WVPE Public Radio

“[Katie Dahl’s] creamy alto should suit the taste of anyone already an aficionado of Mary Chapin Carpenter . . . enchanting.” Shepherd Express

“Sophisticated without putting on airs.” Green Bay Press-Gazette

“Katie Dahl is a honey-throated alto thrush and an eagle-eyed songwriter.” Claudia Russell

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