Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Saturday, 08 June 2013 12:00

Dolly Varden 6/8/13 + Video

Dolly Varden 6/8/13 dollyvarden.com / Sarah Gross
Written by Kevin Edwards
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: June 8, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Dolly Varden
  • Hosting Show: Feel Like Going Home
  • Sound: Andy Coco
  • Video: Steven Spencer

Dolly Varden’s luxurious folk sound draws the listener into heartfelt lyrics.

Streaming Audio

Dolly Varden is a band, based in Chicago, whose name is taken from a variety of trout found in the northwest, and that trout was named for a character in a Dickens novel. Neither have anything to do with Dolly Parton.

Steve Dawson and his wife Diane Christiansen, an artist and graduate of both the Kansas City and Chicago Art Institutes, form the nucleus of the group, with Mark Balletto, Mike Bradburn and Matt Thobe rounding out a smooth acoustic sound that is sometimes hard to believe is live.

Dawson was raised in Idaho, studied music in Boston and moved to Chicago to form Stump the Host with Christiansen. After that band folded, the two went on to launch Dolly Varden in 1994. The band has released six albums since its 1995 debut “Mouthful of Lies.” The four song KDHX Live Performance set includes three from the band’s newest album, “For A While,” released earlier this year, and “The Thing You Love is Killing You,” from “The Dumbest Magnets,” released in 2000.

The sound is lush and the lyrics are even more so. Give a listen and let the atmospheric folk wash over you.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

May
Saturday
02

Brunch at the Stage: Tom Hall and Alice Spencer

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


May
Thursday
07

Midwest Mayhem presented by KDHX

KDHX proudly presents the 10th Midwest Mayhem, KDHX’s biggest party of the year, sprawling across 600,000 square feet of the famed City Museum. Tons of bands and DJs are scheduled to perform, as well as other wild...


May
Friday
08

New Music Circle presents Tim Berne's Snakeoil

New York-based alto saxophonist Tim Berne has long been regarded as one of the Downtown scene’s most forward thinking bandleaders. Active in New York since 1974, Berne has fostered the creative talent of subsequent...


Online Users

8 users and 8071 guests online
Sign write my paper for me in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook