KAREN DAHLSTROM is a performing songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Her original songs are rooted in traditional folk and Americana styles. Karen performs both as a solo artist and as a member of the alt-folk band Bobtown. She’s won songwriting awards at the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition and is a two-time finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition. Her first solo release, “Gem State” was called a “wonderfully sinister debut” by Americana UK.



2019 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival - Emerging Artist Showcase
2019 Kerrville New Folk Competition - Finalist 
2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Competition - Gold Award, Acoustic Folk
2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Competition - 2nd Place, Overall
2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Competition - Honorable Mention, Acoustic Folk
2014 New York Music Daily - Included in Best New York Concerts of 2014
2013 SWRFA Conference - Formal Showcase Artist
2013 NERFA Conference - Folk-DJ Showcase Artist
2013 Kerrville New Folk Competition - Finalist
2013 Cape May Singer-Songwriter Conference - Showcase Artist
2011 New York Music Daily - Included in 100 Best Songs of 2011

#2 and #18 on Folk-DJ Song Chart (Feb 2012)
#18 on Folk-DJ Album Chart (Feb 2012)
#23 on Folk-DJ Artist Chart (Feb 2012)