Karen Dalton

The late Karen Dalton (Cherokee) has been the muse for countless folk rock geniuses, from Bob Dylan to Devendra Banhart, from Lucinda Williams to Joanna Newsom. Her timeless, aching, blues-soaked, Native American spirit inspired both Dylan & The Band’s “Katie’s Been Gone” (on ‘The Basement Tapes’) and Nick Cave’s “When I First Came To Town” (from ’Henry’s Dream’). Recorded over a six month period in 1970/71 at Bearsville, ‘In My Own Time’ was Dalton’s only fully planned and realized studio album. She passed away in 1993 at the age of 55 after an 8 year battle with AIDS. Although not broadly well known, her voice influenced many in New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the 60s.