Friday Oct 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Executive Produced by Wim Wenders and directed by Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete
Texas-born folk singer Karen Dalton, who came up in the downtown New York scene of the 1960s but blazed a trail all her own with her unique take on folk and the blues, was one of the most famously reclusive musicians of the 20th Century. With beautiful fingerpicked guitar and her lovely off-kilter voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday, Dalton captivated audiences with her live performances and two albums for Capitol Records, It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You Best
(1969) and In My Own Time
(1971) before disappearing to a remote Colorado cabin and swearing off a life as a professional musician. Idolized by Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, Karen discarded the traditional trappings of success and led an unconventional life until her early death.