Saturday, May 28, 2016

100 Mavericks # 80 Karen Dalton

 And perhaps a polar opposite to Blossom. Rough against smooth. An utterly distinctive, defiant outsider. 'The great lost voice of the Greenwich Village folk scene,' although really as a singer she's in a category all of her own, A favourite of Dylan's and later Nick Cave's. Her mother was Cherokee, her voice a howl of pain at the world. More about her story here. Her legacy lies in her fabulous recordings. Their reputation will surely grow and grow.

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