Karen Dahlstrom | Gem State EP

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Gem State EP

by Karen Dahlstrom

A collection of original folk songs influenced by the nineteenth-century mining camps, hard-scrabble railroad towns and idyllic summers of Idaho.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Miner's Bride
2:52 album only
2. Galena
3:51 album only
3. Starling
2:49 album only
4. Streets of Pocatello
3:56 album only
5. One More Time
4:06 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
A member of NYC-based alt-folk band Bobtown, singer-songwriter Karen Dahlstrom makes her solo debut with "Gem State", a five-song collection of modern folk tales inspired by her home state of Idaho. Influenced by old time country, roots music and folk, Dahlstrom applies traditional Americana styles and instrumentation to new songs about life out West. The gem and ore mining camps of the nineteenth century are explored in the first two tracks, "The Miner's Bride" and "Galena", followed by "Starling", a tale of regret and loss. "Streets of Pocatello" tells the story of hard men in a rough railroad town, sung a cappella in the style of an Appalachian mountain ballad. The last song, "One More Time" is an ode to the idyllic, carefree summers of youth. The song is co-written by Kenny Siegal, who also engineered and produced the album at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY.

Karen Dahlstrom - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Kenny Siegal - Percussion, Organ, Steel Guitar
Gwen Snyder Siegal - Accordion

All songs written and performed by Karen Dahlstrom
"One More Time" by Karen Dahlstrom & Kenny Siegal

Produced by Kenny Siegal and Karen Dahlstrom
Engineered and mixed by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul Studios, Catskill, NY
Mastered by Richard Morris

CD Art & Design by Becky Munich

© 2011 Karen Dahlstrom / Idalyn Music (ASCAP)



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Original gem!
On of the best albums I've listened to this year. Original, fine lyrics. Great musical compositions, and great audio production. Hope she does more. An under rated classic.