Storyteller/singer-songwriter, Dawn Larsen grew up in the Ozarks amid lots of mountain music, arts, storytelling, beautiful hills and rivers. She taught herself to play guitar at 13. At a family gathering at about that age, after she had finished singing traditional ballads and was taking a break, her mother pulled her aside and asked, “Don’t you know anything besides death and dying music?” She’s proud to play Americana music, which is full of “death and dyin,” an integral part of the human condition.
Winner of the 13th annual Rock House Songwriting Competition and 2018 Musical Artist-in-Residence at Table Rock State Park SC, her music seems to speak to audiences, handling emotional subjects with grace and comedy. She writes about her experiences. She released The Vicious Hillbilly, 10 original songs that a fan described as: “Part Patty Griffin… part Todd Snider…part Linda Ronstadt…ALL honest, soulful lyrics combining Americana, alt-Country, Blues, and Folk musical styles while exploring life as a progressive hillbilly girl living in the deep south.”
Dawn is busy! She is working on a brand new CD full of original songs inspired by the mountains of the Ozarks. She recently incorporated her songs and stories into a one-woman show, The Vicious Hillbilly or Dating in the Deep South, a Tale of Woe in Story and Song. Her lyric-driven music, as well as humorous stories that accompany the songs, are a perfect fit to listening environments. She regularly plays festivals, house concerts, listening rooms and other events.
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|September 15, 2018 5:00 pm||Troubadour Stage – Saturday|