Saturday, August 5, 2017

Emilia Dahlin Performs At 70th Annual Maine Lobster Festival

Rockland, Maine - Emilia Dahlin performs during 70th annual Maine Lobster Festival on Friday, August 4th, 2017 in Rockland, Maine.

Born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical instrument collecting father and accordion playing mother, Emilia was destined for a life of music. She started piano, formally, at the age of five and trained classically for the next thirteen years. It was Christmas day, 1996, when Emilia decided she wanted to play the guitar. She went up to the attic, pulled out a warped and worn guitar, that once belonged to her great grandfather, and started to play. She never stopped.

Now, wielding a voice that defies the size of her body and strong storytelling sensibilities, Emilia Dahlin has carved out her name as a unique songstress. She weaves mesmerizing tales (complete with Greek myths, robotic messiahs, epic floods, and tax evaders) with raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals. Her well-crafted songs sound as if they've been left outside where time and weather have worn cracks for the wind to whip through. Her sky-rocketing energy is delivered with honesty. She's a “self-made original” and the quintessential indie musician, wearing the hat of artist, manager, booking agent, and publicist at once.

Emilia still resides in Portland, Maine where she was voted "Best Female Vocalist of 2005 through 2007" and "Best Singer/Songwriter of 2006".

Her career highlights include;
Playing over 400 shows nationally
Winner - Great Waters Songwriting Contest ‘07
Winner - Great Waters Songwriting Contest ‘07
Winner - Starbuck’s Music Makers Regional Songwriting Competition ‘07
Finalist - Mountain Stage Newsong Northeast Songwriting Contest ‘07
Featured in Downeast Magazine’s “10 Musicians to Watch” ‘07
Reviewed in Performing Songwriter’s 100th Issue '07
Finalist in Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubadour Competition ‘06

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