Sharon Van Etten, Julia Holter, Lucinda Williams Cover Unreleased Karen Dalton Songs On New Comp

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, the New York folk singer Karen Dalton released a couple of albums of spindly, meditative folk-blues before disappearing into obscurity. She died in 1993, and years after her death, people started to rediscover her music. Dalton left behind a fair amount of music that she never released, and on a new compilation, a number of younger voices take on some of her unheard lyrics. Dalton’s estate provided the lyrics, and people like Sharon Van Etten, Julia Holter, Lucinda Williams, Marissa Nadler, Isobel Campbell, and Laurel Halo have put those lyrics to music. Below, check out the tracklist for Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton.

01 Sharon Van Etten – “Remembering Mountains”
02 Patty Griffin – “All That Shines Is Not Truth”
03 Diane Cluck – “This Is Our Love”
04 Julia Holter – “My Love, My Love”
05 Lucinda Williams – “Met An Old Friend”
06 Marissa Nadler – “So Long Ago And Far Away”
07 Laurel Halo – “Blue Notion”
08 Larkin Grimm – “For The Love I’m In”
09 Isobel Campbell – “Don’t Make It Easy”
10 Tara Jane O’Neil – “At Last The Night Has Ended”
11 Josephine Foster – “Met An Old Friend”
(via Pitchfork)

Remembering Mountains is out 5/26 on Tompkins Square.

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