Karen Dalton


Karen J. Dalton (born Jean Karen Cariker; July 19, 1937 – March 19, 1993) was an American country blues singer, guitarist, and banjo player. She was associated with the early 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, particularly with Fred Neil, the Holy Modal Rounders, and Bob Dylan. Although she did not enjoy much commercial success during her lifetime, her music has gained significant recognition since her death. Artists like Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, and Joanna Newsom have noted her as an influence.


April 6, 2022

Karen Dalton Recordings and Photos Unearthed for New Album Shuckin’ Sugar

The Record Store Day release comes with unearthed live sessions from 1963 and 1964

January 13, 2022

Angel Olsen Covers Karen Dalton’s “Something on Your Mind”: Listen

The 7" single is part of a 50th anniversary reissue of Dalton’s In My Own Time

September 17, 2021

Watch the Trailer for New Karen Dalton Documentary In My Own Time

The film, directed by Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete, features contributions from Julia Holter, Angel Olsen, Nick Cave, and more

September 16, 2021

New Doc Tells Story of Karen Dalton, Folk Legend Time Shouldn’t Have Forgotten

Nick Cave, Vanessa Carlton and more appear in In My Own Time — while Angel Olsen reads Dalton's diaries throughout

January 7, 2021

Vagabon, Courtney Barnett Cover Karen Dalton’s Version of ‘Reason to Believe’

"I'm a huge fan of Vagabon and Karen Dalton so this was a dream," Barnett says. "They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me"


Shuckin' Sugar

May 6, 2022

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In My Own Time (50th Anniversary Edition)

March 25, 2022

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One Night of Love - Live at Beat Club, Germany, April 21, 1971

March 3, 2022

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Are You Leaving for the Country - Live at the Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival, May 1, 1971

February 2, 2022

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Something on Your Mind

January 13, 2022

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Something on Your Mind (Alternate Take)

November 9, 2021

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God Bless the Child

December 20, 2019

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Light In The Attic 10 Year Anniversary: Karen Dalton "Same Old Man"

October 30, 2012

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January 31, 2012

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Cotton Eyed Joe (Live in Boulder 1962)

June 10, 2008

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Green Rocky Road

June 10, 2008

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It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best

January 1, 1969

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