Door County singer/songwriter Katie Dahl recently announced a concert celebrating the recent release of her debut CD, County Line. The concert is set for Sunday, August 9 at 7 pm at the historic Town Hall Bakery in Jacksonport.
Dahl, known by many for her work with American Folklore Theatre, Door Shakespeare, and the Peninsula Pulse, has also made a name for herself in recent years as an original, thought-provoking songwriter and an engaging concert performer. Dahl’s new CD, County Line, is a folk-infused exploration of love and the American landscape.
The album contains two cover songs – “Gibraltar Town” by Door County legend Fred Alley and “Paradise” by John Prine. There are also eight originals, including “America,” a conflicted love song to the titular nation; “Katharine Hepburn Waltz,” a whimsical look at the difficulties of falling in love; “Southern Star,” a Shakespeare-infused journey into the mind of John Wilkes Booth; and “Freedom Song,” a 1960s-style “belt-it-out” sing-along.
Joining Dahl at her concert will be fiddler extraordinaire Lynn Gudmundsen; Door County favorite Andy Coulson, who plays banjo with the bluegrass band Highland Road; West Jacksonport’s own Rich Higdon, member of the Water Street Hot Shots; acclaimed American Folklore Theatre composer James Kaplan; and Austin-based singer/songwriter Karen Mal, known locally for her work with American Folklore Theatre and Door Shakespeare.
General admission tickets are $15. Seating is limited, and those interested in attending the concert are encouraged to reserve seats in advance by calling the Town Hall Bakery at 920.823.2116. Copies of Dahl’s County Line may be purchased throughout the county, including at American Folklore Theatre, Base Camp Coffee Shop, Carlson’s Wildwood Market, and Novel Ideas Bookstore.
For more information, visit http://www.katiedahlmusic.com.