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In Her Own Time and Ours: The Cult of Karen Dalton

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, May 2008

THERE ARE VOICES and then there are voices. Sometimes the ones that move us most are those most on the edge: the ones racked with pain, the ones that sound beyond hope. One such belongs to the late Karen Dalton, a tragic half-Cherokee, half-Irish beauty who left a paltry but bewitching legacy of two official albums, the second (In My Own Time) reissued for the first time by a tiny label called Light In The Attic.

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