"Katie Dahl is a honey-throated alto thrush and an eagle-eyed songwriter who soars high on her debut album." - Claudia Russell
Katie Dahl’s new CD, County Line, is a folk-infused exploration of love and the American landscape. The album contains eight Dahl originals, including "Katharine Hepburn Waltz" (a whimsical look at the difficulties of falling in love), "Southern Star" (a Shakespeare-soaked journey into the mind of John Wilkes Booth), and "Freedom Song" (a straight-ahead, belt-it-out singalong), as well as two cover songs: a thoughtful take on Wisconsin songwriter Fred Alley’s "Gibraltar Town," and a driving rendition of John Prine's classic anthem "Paradise."
County Line centers around Katie's rich, honest vocals; intricate guitar style; and evocative, literate songwriting. Adding depth and texture to the album are a host of stellar musicians from across the United States, including music from Memphis string wizards Eric Lewis and Tommy Burroughs, backup vocals from California singer Claudia Russell, and mixing assistance from North Carolina songwriter Jonathan Byrd.
Bestselling author and poet Parker Palmer says of County Line, “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. County Line is a superb debut album. May it be the first of many from a singer-songwriter you need to get to know.”