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Folk singer Karen Dalton gets remarkable tribute in 'Remembering Mountains' album
Folk singer Karen Dalton gets remarkable tribute in 'Remembering Mountains' album

Folk singer Karen Dalton released only two studio albums in her time before descending into lifelong addiction and dying homeless in New York City, but those recordings proved enough to nurture an obsessive fan base and bowl over a generation of interpreters. "Real beauty rarely glitters, so I find," Patty Griffin sings on "All That Shines Is Not Truth," with words written by Dalton and presented on the new collection "Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton." The same could be said of Dalton herself. Her voice, which had a raspy, jazz-inspired tone that she harnessed to interpret traditional and modern folk songs, sounded perfectly imperfect,...

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